[kat-foo t-id]


having feet resembling those of a cat.
catlike in the manner of walking; characterized by noiseless, stealthy steps: a catfooted jewel thief.

Nearby words

  1. cates,
  2. catesby,
  3. catfall,
  4. catfight,
  5. catfish,
  6. catgut,
  7. cath-,
  8. cath.,
  9. cathar,
  10. cathari

Origin of catfooted

First recorded in 1590–1600; cat + footed


[kat-foo t]

verb (used without object)

to move in the soft, stealthy manner of a cat; pussyfoot.

Origin of cat-foot

First recorded in 1590–1600; cat + foot Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for catfooted

  • Now he catfooted across the deck to look into the well and listen.

    Key Out of Time|Andre Alice Norton