- British Informal.
- 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.
- Computers. a line of information placed at the end of a page for purposes of identification.
- Archaic. a person who walks; walker; pedestrian.
Origin of footer
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Examples from the Web for footer
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.War Letters of a Public-School Boy
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
- archaic a person who goes on foot; walker
- (in combination) a person or thing of a specified length or height in feeta six-footer
- British informal short for football (def. 1)
- to potter; occupy oneself trivially or to little effect
- a person who footers
perhaps from French foutre; see footle
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Word Origin and History for footer
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