bootikin

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Noun[edit]

bootikin ‎(plural bootikins)

  1. (obsolete) A small boot or gaiter.
  2. (obsolete) The boot (torture device).
  3. A covering for the foot or hand, worn as a cure for the gout.
    • Horace Walpole
      I tired myself with walking on Friday; the gout came on Saturday in my foot; yesterday I kept my bed till four o’ clock and my room all day—but with wrapping myself all over with bootikins, I have scarce had any pain.