court shoe

noun
Etymology: so called from its use as a part of court dress
Britain : pump III

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Brit.
pump2.
[1880-85; so called from the fact that high-heeled shoes were first worn in royal courts]

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court shoe noun
A low-cut ladies' shoe without straps or laces
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Main Entry:court

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court shoe UK US noun [countable] [singular court shoe plural court shoes] british
a very plain type of woman’s shoe with a small heel and no fastening. The American word is pump .
Thesaurus: shoes, boots and slippershyponym

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noun, pl ⋯ shoes [count]
Brit :pump 1, 3

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ˈcourt shoe [court shoe] (BrE) (NAmE pump) noun
a woman's formal shoe that is plain and does not cover the top part of the foot
See also:pump

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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