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Re: To boot

Posted by James Briggs on December 23, 2007

In Reply to: To boot posted by Mona on December 23, 2007

: What does it mean if someone says - 'I think you are gorgeous and I like you to boot'?

In Anglo Saxon English the word "Bot" meant "advantage" or "profit". "To boot" survives in modern English only in this single phrase, where it now tends to imply "in addition" or "as well". Other uses died out in the 19th century.