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cloven-hoofed

[kloh-vuh n-hoo ft, -hooft]
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  1. having split hoofs, once assumed to represent the halves of a single undivided hoof, as in cattle.
  2. devilish; Satanic.
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Also clo·ven-foot·ed [kloh-vuh n-foo t-id] /ˈkloʊ vənˈfʊt ɪd/.

Origin of cloven-hoofed

First recorded in 1640–50
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