Definition of Jackboot

1. Noun. (19th century) a man's high tasseled boot.

Exact synonyms: Hessian, Hessian Boot, Wellington, Wellington Boot
Generic synonyms: Boot



Definition of Jackboot

1. Noun. A glossy leather calf-covering military boot, commonly associated with German soldiers of the WWII era ¹

2. Noun. The spirit that motivates a totalitarian or overly militaristic regime or policy ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Jackboot

1. a heavy boot [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jackboot

jackaroos
jackarse
jackarses
jackboot (current term)
jackbooted
jackboots
jackdaw
jackdaws
jacked
jacked off
jacked up
jackeen
jackeens
jacker
jackeroo
jackeroos
jackers
jacket

Literary usage of Jackboot

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Meanwhile, the jackboot, as it is called, had become indispensable in the ... The jackboot is almost entitled to be called the parent of the top-boot and ..."

2. The Inequality of Human Races by Arthur Gobineau (1915)
"The plunder was often so abundant that they had difficulty in disposing of it; the most beautiful girl was bartered for a jackboot.* When we consider this ..."

3. History of England: From the Peace of Utrecht to the Peace of Versailles by Philip Henry Stanhope Stanhope (1853)
"Such bonfires of the jackboot were renewed during several years, both in England and America, as tokens of hostility to the Court, and whilst the secret ..."

4. History of England: From the Peace of Utrecht to the Peace of Versailles by Philip Henry Stanhope [Stanhope (1853)
"Such bonfires of the jackboot were renewed during several years, both in England and America, as tokens of hostility to the Court, and whilst the secret ..."

5. History of England, from the Peace of Utrecht to the Peace of Versailles by Philip Henry Stanhope Stanhope (1858)
"country districts, and, above all, in the Cyder counties, his Lordship was burned in effigy under the emblem of a jackboot, — a poor pun upon his name and ..."

6. History of the British Empire: Advanced Class-book by William Francis Collier (1889)
"Then arose the question of a new war, which ended in the resignation of Temple and of Pitt. A petticoat and a jackboot symbolized this influence in the ..."

7. An Anecdotal History of the British Parliament: From the Earliest Periods to by George Henry Jennings (1892)
"His lordship's established type with the mob was a jackboot —a wretched pun on his Christian name and title. A jackboot, generally ..."

8. Poland in the World of Democracy by Anthony J. Zielinski (1918)
"They govern Poland by the jackboot; and by the jackboot they would govern Ireland if destiny gave them a chance. ..."

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