[ feet-furst ]

  1. with the feet foremost.

  2. Slang. on a stretcher or in a coffin; dead.

Origin of feetfirst

First recorded in 1945–50; feet + first

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How to use feetfirst in a sentence

  • Tom worked his way feet-first down through the opening, and then disappeared, and after him went Dick.

    The Dare Boys in Virginia | Stephen Angus Cox
  • It slanted down and inwards, only inches wide, so that the earth was close to his body when he slid feet-first inside.

  • Landing feet-first in the middle of the table and rebounding, Asrange pursued with the stick upraised.

    The Jupiter Weapon | Charles Louis Fontenay
  • We took the water feet-first, close together, and that very instant I knew what we were up against.

    Caves of Terror | Talbot Mundy
  • For a second he was in the air; then he landed feet-first on a table which collapsed under him, spilling him to the floor.

    The Status Civilization | Robert Sheckley