[fawr-foo t-id, fohr-]


having four feet: He considers his dog to be his four-footed friend.

Origin of four-footed

1125–75; Middle English four foted Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for four-footed

Historical Examples of four-footed

  • If there was any way out only the Four-Footed People knew it.

    The Trail Book

    Mary Austin

  • I have heard you speak of another comrade—a four-footed one.

    Up the Forked River

    Edward Sylvester Ellis

  • You can no more get rid of me than you can of my four-footed counterpart.

  • Instantly there was a movement on the far side—a four-footed movement.

  • Not unlike a four-footed animal he made his way to the middle of the street.

Word Origin and History for four-footed

Old English feowerfote; see four + foot (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper