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flatfooted

[ flat-foo t-id ]
/ ˈflætˈfʊt ɪd /
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adjective

having flatfeet.
taking or showing an uncompromising stand in a matter; firm and explicit: a flatfooted denial.
clumsy or plodding; maladroit: flatfooted writing.

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Nearby words

flatbread, flatcar, flatette, flatfish, flatfoot, flatfooted, flathead, flathead catfish, flatheaded apple tree borer, flatheaded borer, flatiron

Idioms

    catch one flatfooted, to catch one unprepared; surprise: The amount of the bill caught us flatfooted.

Origin of flatfooted

First recorded in 1595–1605; flatfoot + -ed3
Related formsflat·foot·ed·ly, adverbflat·foot·ed·ness, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019