Where did the expression "to boot" come from?

For example, “boy your dumb, and ugly to boot!” what the heck does to boot mean? any opinions would be appreciated.

Well, here’s one explanation of the etymology, improper apostrophe use not withstanding.

well, thanks.

Ha! My apologies, I was referring to the website I linked, not yourself!

thank you mr. cynical! i feel better now! :slight_smile: i appreciate the quick reply. it was cool.

Here I was thinking this would be about the phrase in the sense of ‘to vomit’. Zut alors.