n.— «They’re the ankle flattering hybrid footwear that are half shoe, half boot, once only spotted gracing the feet of grannies. But “shoe booties,” or “sshboots” as they have become known, are back and set to be bigger than ever this season.» —“Forget the ballet pumps, get yourself some 40s ‘shooties’” (Dublin, Ireland) Sept. 14, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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