Definition of Dr Martens™ noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Dr Martens™

BrE BrE//ˌdɒktə ˈmɑːtənz//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɑːktər ˈmɑːrtnz//
(informal Doc Martens, DMs) [plural] Footwear
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a type of comfortable heavy boot or shoe with laces See related entries: Footwear Word Origin1970s: named after Klaus Maertens, German inventor of the sole. Culture A special feature of Dr Martens is a 'cushion of air' under the foot to make them more comfortable to wear. DMs were part of the uniform of the skinheads in the 1960s and the punks in the late 1970s, after which they became more widely fashionable.