hoofer

[hoo f-er, hoo-fer]

noun Slang.

a professional dancer, especially a tap dancer.

Nearby words

  1. hoof it,
  2. hoof-and-mouth disease,
  3. hoofbeat,
  4. hoofbound,
  5. hoofed,
  6. hoofprint,
  7. hooft,
  8. hoogh,
  9. hoogh, pieter de,
  10. hooghly

Origin of hoofer

An Americanism dating back to 1920–25; hoof + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for hoofer

hoofer

noun

slang a professional dancer, esp a tap-dancer
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