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[bair-foo t] /ˈbɛərˌfʊt/
adjective, adverb
Also, barefooted. with the feet bare:
a barefoot boy; to walk barefoot.
Carpentry. (of a post or stud) secured to a sill or the like without mortising.
Origin of barefoot
before 1000; Middle English barfot, Old English bærfōt. See bare1, foot Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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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


adjective, adverb
with the feet uncovered
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for barefooted



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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