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ugg boots | ugh boots American and Australian English

Meaning: soft sheepskin boots that originated in Australia

For example:

  • I got my first pair of ugg boots back in the seventies when I was a teenage surfer.

  • Did you know that ugh boots have become popular in lots of countries outside Australia?

Note: This word has been the subject of ongoing disputes over its registration as a trademark by an American company. Many Australian manufacturers joined together in 2006 to form the "Save our Aussie Icon" campaign to keep this slang Australian word free of trademark restrictions.

Variety: This slang is typically used in American and Australian English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

Ugg boots are made from
  1. sheep skins
  2. snake skins
  3. chicken skins

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