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[siks-foo t-er] /ˈsɪksˈfʊt ər/
a person who is roughly six feet tall.
Origin of six-footer
First recorded in 1835-45; six + foot + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • But no six-footer had a more soldierly heart than little Red Cap, and none were more loyal to the cause.

  • "And I ask you to let me in," returned the six-footer, beginning to be angry.

    Donald and Dorothy Mary Mapes Dodge
  • One, whose name was Thomas Cook, was a six-footer, and had the air of a thorough sea-dog.

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
  • He was a six-footer, and he hadn't spent days inhaling casing-head fumes.

    The Syndic C.M. Kornbluth
  • I took another look at the six-footer with her, who smoked a cigarette with evident unfamiliarity.

    A Top-Floor Idyl George van Schaick
  • Well, the chase was interesting; our six-footer stretched his legs and black coat-tails with effect.

  • What could a Yankee six-footer cousin of old Fisbee's know about currant jelly and work-baskets?

    The Gentleman From Indiana Booth Tarkington
  • Like most of these little fellows, when he came to match up for double harness, he picked out a six-footer, Kate Miggs.

    Old Gorgon Graham George Horace Lorimer
  • I laughed—I couldn't help it when I imagined that six-footer traveling across the desert with a frying pan over that low bush.

  • That a six-footer is invariably a virtuoso of amour superior to a man of, say, five feet seven.

    The American Credo George Jean Nathan
British Dictionary definitions for six-footer


a person who is at least six feet tall
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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