Definition of wellington noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈwelɪŋtən//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwelɪŋtən//
(also wellington boot, informal welly) (all British English) (North American English rubber boot)
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one of a pair of long rubber boots, usually reaching almost up to the knee, that you wear to stop your feet getting wet a pair of wellingtons Word Originearly 19th cent.: named after the 1st Duke of Wellington, Arthur Wellesley (1769-1852).