Meaning of shoepack in English:


Pronunciation /ˈʃuːpak/


(also shoepac)
North American
  • An oiled leather boot, typically having a rubber sole.

    ‘They didn't have the clothes like we have now-a-days; like thermal shoepacks and snowsuits and stuff.’
    • ‘For warmth and comfort, the pioneers stuffed their moccasins or shoepacks with deer hair or dry leaves.’
    • ‘The shoepacks kept water out, but they also did not allow any air in to permit our sweaty feet to dry.’
    • ‘When we were marching from one horror to another, I had shoepacks on because the ground was always wet or frozen.’
    • ‘Up front, the cold-weather men live in foxholes to find out how frostbite creeps up on troops, and whether the Army's new insulated, gum-rubber shoepacks are working effectively.’
    • ‘I had on light wool stockings for my legs, a pair of deed skin leggings and wool wraps up to my knees, blanket lined shoepacks and two pair wool socks.’
    • ‘I think that the shoepacks may be what are called Mickey Mouse boots today.’


Mid 18th century from Delaware (Unami) sippack ‘shoes’, from čípahkpo ‘moccasins’, later assimilated to shoe and pack.