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[foo t-sawr, -sohr] /ˈfʊtˌsɔr, -ˌsoʊr/
having sore or tender feet, as from much walking.
Origin of footsore
First recorded in 1710-20; foot + sore
Related forms
footsoreness, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for footsore
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  • Nobody fell ill or footsore, or turned out unexpectedly bad-tempered.

    Four Ghost Stories Mrs. Molesworth
  • The multitude who came to hear Him were tired, footsore, and hungry.

  • Very tired, heated and footsore looked the hundreds of poor fellows as they dragged themselves along through the heat.

    The Invasion William Le Queux
  • Poor boys, they are footsore and weary with the walk across your hilly moors.

    The Black Tor George Manville Fenn
  • I've not walked very far, and yet am so footsore I don't know how to stand.

    The Power of Darkness Leo Tolstoy
  • He got out of bed slowly and painfully, for he was very stiff and footsore.

    A Dog with a Bad Name Talbot Baines Reed
  • Troops of men, women and children, tired and footsore, are met wending their way to the shrines.

    My Trip Around the World Eleonora Hunt
  • It was a man, and he walked as though he were footsore and tired.

    Jan and Her Job L. Allen Harker
  • Nine days later I arrived in Arequipa, sick, footsore and weary.

  • We were footsore, hungry, and we talked about women and love.

    Rosinante to the Road Again John Dos Passos
British Dictionary definitions for footsore


having sore or tired feet, esp from much walking
Derived Forms
footsoreness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for footsore

also foot-sore, 1719, from foot (n.) + sore (adj.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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