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footer

[foo t-er] /ˈfʊt ər/
noun
1.
British Informal.
  1. Rugby (def 3).
  2. soccer.
2.
a person or thing having or associated with a height or length of a foot or a specified number of feet (often used in combination):
a six-footer.
3.
Computers. a line of information placed at the end of a page for purposes of identification.
4.
Archaic. a person who walks; walker; pedestrian.
Origin of footer
1600-1610
First recorded in 1600-10; foot + -er1
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Examples from the Web for footer
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  • Aren't you the oul' footer to be lettin' it slip down like that?

    Changing Winds

    St. John G. Ervine
  • Not that footer is the most important thing in a man's life.

  • They knew, too, that footer and cricket and swimming were forbidden to him.

    King of Ranleigh

    F. S. (Frederick Sadlier) Brereton
  • He played wing three for them at footer against us this year on their ground.

    Mike P. G. Wodehouse
  • Did you send me a letter about not giving Barry his footer colours?

    The Gold Bat P. G. Wodehouse
  • He'll never get his cap as long as I'm captain of the footer eleven.

    Acton's Feud Frederick Swainson
  • It so happened that Worcester was captain of Biffen's house, and also of Biffen's "footer" team.

    Acton's Feud Frederick Swainson
  • No footer, and one might do enough practice after tea for the Heavy.

    Acton's Feud Frederick Swainson
  • The position from which the balls are delivered is called the "footer."

    Outdoor Sports and Games

    Claude H. Miller
  • Look at the way a man with his footer cap is idealised and worshipped.

    The Loom of Youth Alec Waugh
British Dictionary definitions for footer

footer1

/ˈfʊtə/
noun
1.
(archaic) a person who goes on foot; walker
2.
(in combination) a person or thing of a specified length or height in feet: a six-footer

footer2

/ˈfʊtə/
noun
1.
(Brit, informal) short for football (sense 1)

footer3

/ˈfuːtər; ˈfuːtə/
verb (intransitive)
1.
to potter; occupy oneself trivially or to little effect
noun
2.
a person who footers
Word Origin
perhaps from French foutre; see footle
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Word Origin and History for footer
n.

c.1600, "pedestrian;" 1781, "a kick at football;" 1863, British student slang, "the game of football;" see foot (n.), football, -er.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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