- poor; worthless; paltry.
Origin of footy
1740–50; variant of foughty musty; compare Old English fūht moist, damp (cognate with German feucht); see -y1
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Examples from the Web for footy
Lily seethed with rage against her husband, that footy rotter!The Bill-Toppers
"And one culverin three of their footy little ordnance," said another.Westward Ho!
And he was killed, poor dear old boy, in some footy little skirmish.The Far Horizon
I don't want no more stone-ballast hove at us 'long o' your calm' Miquelon boats 'footy cochins,' same's you did off Le Have."Captains Courageous"
Then we goes up to the ten men that had run across the snow too, and they fires a footy little arrow at us.
- (as modifier)footy boots
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