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catfooted

[kat-foo t-id]
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adjective
  1. having feet resembling those of a cat.
  2. catlike in the manner of walking; characterized by noiseless, stealthy steps: a catfooted jewel thief.
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Origin of catfooted

First recorded in 1590–1600; cat + footed

cat-foot

[kat-foo t]
verb (used without object)
  1. to move in the soft, stealthy manner of a cat; pussyfoot.
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Origin of cat-foot

First recorded in 1590–1600; cat + foot
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  • Now he catfooted across the deck to look into the well and listen.

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    Andre Alice Norton