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hoofed

[ hoo ft, hooft ]
/ hʊft, huft /
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adjective

having hoofs; ungulate.

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Origin of hoofed

First recorded in 1505–15; hoof + -ed3
Related formsun·hoofed, adjective

Definition for hoofed (2 of 2)

hoof

[ hoo f, hoof ]
/ hʊf, huf /

noun, plural hoofs or hooves for 1, 2, 4; hoof for 3.

the horny covering protecting the ends of the digits or encasing the foot in certain animals, as the ox and horse.
the entire foot of a horse, donkey, etc.
Older Use. a hoofed animal, especially one of a herd.
Informal. the human foot.

verb (used with object)

Slang. to walk (often followed by it): Let's hoof it to the supermarket.

verb (used without object)

Slang. to dance, especially to tap-dance: He's been hoofing at the Palladium.

Origin of hoof

before 1000; Middle English (noun); Old English hōf; cognate with Old Frisian hōf, Dutch hoef, German Huf, Old Norse hōfr; compare Sanskrit śaphas
Related formshoof·i·ness, nounhoof·less, adjectivehoof·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hoofed (1 of 2)

hoofed

/ (huːft) /

adjective

  1. having a hoof or hoofs
  2. (in combination)four-hoofed; cloven-hoofed

British Dictionary definitions for hoofed (2 of 2)

hoof

/ (huːf) /

noun plural hooves (huːvz) or hoofs

verb

(tr) to kick or trample with the hoofs
hoof it slang
  1. to walk
  2. to dance
Derived Formshoofless, adjectivehooflike, adjective

Word Origin for hoof

Old English hōf; related to Old Norse hōfr, Old High German huof (German Huf), Sanskrit saphás
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