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[bair-leg-id, -legd]
adjective, adverb
  1. with bare legs.
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Origin of barelegged

First recorded in 1325–75, barelegged is from the Middle English word barlegged. See bare1, legged
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for barelegged

Historical Examples

  • The summons was answered by the barelegged girl who acted as waiter in the inn.

    Jack Hinton

    Charles James Lever

  • The effect on the barelegged porters was doubtless much worse.

    In Africa

    John T. McCutcheon

  • Here a barelegged laddie, with the rudest tackle, has been known to hook a 30-lb.

    Bonnie Scotland

    A.R. Hope Moncrieff

  • I was barelegged and barefooted, having lost my slippers in the run.

  • Her garment was already high and free, for she, too, was barelegged like himself.

    Day and Night Stories

    Algernon Blackwood