bootee

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bootee (plural bootees)

  1. A soft, woolen shoe for a baby.
    Take off the baby's bootees before you put her in the crib.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 15, The China Governess[1]:
      ‘No,’ said Luke, grinning at her. ‘You're not dull enough! […] What about the kid's clothes? I don't suppose they were anything to write home about, but didn't you keep anything? A bootee or a bit of embroidery or anything at all?’
  2. A thick sock worn under a wetsuit.
  3. An overshoe or sock worn to cover dirty shoes or feet.
    Surgeons often slip on bootees before entering the operating room.

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