1) Originally a boot worn by countrymen but applied later to leggings or gaiters.

1517 Willelmo Robynson famulo meo j par sotularium quć dicuntur stertuppes, Seamer

1552 no person ... shall ship... over the seas ... any shoes, boots, buskins, stertups or slippers. The word is found in by-names but the meaning in such cases is not certain: 1278 William Styrthupe, Church Fenton, Tadcaster.

dates 1278 1517 1552

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