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footloose and fancy-free

Having no attachments, especially romantic ones, and free to do as one pleases. For example, When I was in my twenties, footloose and fancy-free, I would travel at the drop of a hat. Both of these words have long been used separately; their pairing dates only from the 1900s.

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Related Words for footloose and fancy-free

boon, carefree, casual, convivial, easygoing, footloose, informal, loose, natural, unstudied, unforced, bachelor, eligible, fancy-free, free, lone, loner, separated, sole, solo