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cloven-hoofed

[ kloh-vuhn-hooft, -hooft ]
/ ˈkloʊ vənˈhʊft, -ˈhuft /
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adjective
having split hoofs, once assumed to represent the halves of a single undivided hoof, as in cattle.
devilish; Satanic.
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Also clo·ven-foot·ed [kloh-vuhn-foot-id]. /ˈkloʊ vənˈfʊt ɪd/.

Origin of cloven-hoofed

First recorded in 1640–50
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