boot (n.) Old form(s): boote
additional element, something added to the bargain
R3 IV.iv.65[Queen Margaret to Duchess of York] Young York he is but boot
TC IV.v.40[Menelaus to Cressida, of kisses] I'll give you boot; I'll give you three for one [i.e. I'll give you odds]
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