Sometimes footsies. the act of flirting or sharing a surreptitious intimacy.
- to flirt with, especially by clandestinely touching someone's foot or leg; be slyly or furtively intimate with.
- to seek advantage from, especially by discreet or stealthy means; curry favor with.
play footsie/footsies with,
Also foot·sy, footie.
Origin of footsie
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A sign that the Gulf States and/or Turkey told the White House they were getting out if the footsie continued?Is Obama Done Playing Footsie With Assad?
November 17, 2014
informal flirtation involving the touching together of feet, knees, etc (esp in the phrase play footsie)
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"amorous play with the feet" [OED], 1944, from foot (n.).
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