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footloose

[ foot-loos ]
/ ˈfʊtˌlus /
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adjective

free to go or travel about; not confined by responsibilities: After graduation, she backpacked through Europe, footloose and fancy-free.

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Origin of footloose

First recorded in 1690–1700; foot + loose
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British Dictionary definitions for footloose

footloose
/ (ˈfʊtˌluːs) /

adjective

free to go or do as one wishes
eager to travel; restlessto feel footloose
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