from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A covering for the ankle of a horse, designed to prevent interfering. See interfere.
  • n. A boot reaching a little above a person's ankle.


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  • But the truly wonderful thing about the ankle-boot craze is that many fashionably broke New Yorkers already have a pair in the back of their closet.

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  •  Evolved from their trendy ankle-boot ancestors,  they offer a sexy spin on booties for warm weather.

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  • Oscar de la Renta has snipped straight to the point with the befittingly named Cut-Out Bootie, which maintains the classic ankle-boot shape but exposes a triangle of skin just behind the toes (€489; neimanmarcus. com).

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  • In a similar, softened-wedge style, Bottega Veneta is also offering this lower-shaft ankle-boot.



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