[ kloh-vuh n-hoo ft, -hooft ]
/ ˈkloʊ vənˈhʊft, -ˈhuft /


having split hoofs, once assumed to represent the halves of a single undivided hoof, as in cattle.
devilish; Satanic.

Nearby words

  1. clove oil,
  2. clove pink,
  3. clovelly,
  4. cloven,
  5. cloven hoof,
  6. clover,
  7. cloverleaf,
  8. cloverleaf aerial,
  9. clovis,
  10. clovis i

Also clo·ven-foot·ed [kloh-vuh n-foo t-id] /ˈkloʊ vənˈfʊt ɪd/.

Origin of cloven-hoofed

First recorded in 1640–50 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cloven-hoofed

  • And nearer, you could also see a cloven-hoofed faun who had surprised her thus.

  • The cloven-hoofed horse gave one shrill neigh, and one convulsion, and fell back dead.

    The Lost Continent|C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne