hoofer

[ hoof-er, hoo-fer ]
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nounSlang.
  1. a professional dancer, especially a tap dancer.

Origin of hoofer

1
An Americanism dating back to 1920–25; hoof + -er1

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How to use hoofer in a sentence

  • Miles hoofer busies himself in pouring out a glass of water and in handing it with a great deal of exaggerated deference to Joan.

    Six Plays | Florence Henrietta Darwin

British Dictionary definitions for hoofer

hoofer

/ (ˈhuːfə) /


noun
  1. slang a professional dancer, esp a tap-dancer

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