Wellington boots, wellingtoned

one of the Wellington boots that lay scattered around the door (GF5)

The rusty cauldrons and old Wellington boots that usually littered the steps by the back door were gone (DH6)

thin legs now encased in Wellington boots (DH20)

wellingtoned legs crossed (DH20)


Rubber boots; rain boots. The adjective “wellingtoned” is used to describe someone wearing such boots.



Named for the first Duke of Wellington. In the U.S. editions "Wellington" is capitalized to reflect that it is a proper name, but it is not capitalized in the U.K. editions.

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