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barefoot

[bair-foo t] /ˈbɛərˌfʊt/
adjective, adverb
1.
Also, barefooted. with the feet bare:
a barefoot boy; to walk barefoot.
2.
Carpentry. (of a post or stud) secured to a sill or the like without mortising.
Origin of barefoot
1000
before 1000; Middle English barfot, Old English bærfōt. See bare1, foot
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Examples from the Web for barefooted
Historical Examples
  • All were barefooted, and such as were Berbers were bareheaded also.

    The Scapegoat Hall Caine
  • He was barefooted, and looking as outlandish as the heart of Swaffer could desire.

    Amy Foster Joseph Conrad
  • Poor Dawson walked the streets for months barefooted and in rags.

    The Rescue Joseph Conrad
  • I was frightened, and I jumped up and ran to the door, barefooted as I was.

    The Upper Berth Francis Marion Crawford
  • No one asked the short-skirted, barefooted girl to finish her sentence.

    Tess of the Storm Country

    Grace Miller White
  • After this castigation he spent the night in the crypt, fasting and barefooted.

  • Not staying an instant, every man ran for the hillside, barefooted in the snow.

    Earth's Enigmas Charles G. D. Roberts
  • If we had not been barefooted and bare-legged, we should not have minded it so much.

    A Jolly Fellowship Frank R. Stockton
  • Priscilla, barefooted, couldn't be caught by any man on the island: we soon saw that.

    A Jolly Fellowship Frank R. Stockton
  • I was about to take the child into the house, when Jonas remarked that it was barefooted.

    Rudder Grange Frank R. Stockton
British Dictionary definitions for barefooted

barefoot

/ˈbɛəˌfʊt/
adjective, adverb
1.
with the feet uncovered
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Word Origin and History for barefooted

barefoot

adj.

Old English bærfot; see bare (adj.) + foot (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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