a person or thing having or associated with a height or length of a foot or a specified number of feet (often used in combination): a six-footer.
Computers. a line of information placed at the end of a page for purposes of identification.
Archaic. a person who walks; walker; pedestrian.
Origin of footer
First recorded in 1600–10; foot
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for footer
Historical Examples of footer
Aren't you the oul' footer to be lettin' it slip down like that?
Not that footer is the most important thing in a man's life.
They knew, too, that footer and cricket and swimming were forbidden to him.
He played wing three for them at footer against us this year on their ground.
Did you send me a letter about not giving Barry his footer colours?
British Dictionary definitions for footer
archaic a person who goes on foot; walker
(in combination) a person or thing of a specified length or height in feeta six-footer
to potter; occupy oneself trivially or to little effect
Word Origin for footer
perhaps from French foutre; see footle
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Word Origin and History for footer
c.1600, "pedestrian;" 1781, "a kick at football;" 1863, British student slang, "the game of football;" see foot (n.), football, -er.
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