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.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
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.
Evolved from their trendy ankle-boot ancestors, they offer a sexy spin on booties for warm weather.
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).
In a similar, softened-wedge style, Bottega Veneta is also offering this lower-shaft ankle-boot.