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hoofer

[ hoof-er, hoo-fer ]
/ ˈhʊf ər, ˈhu fər /
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noun Slang.
a professional dancer, especially a tap dancer.
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Origin of hoofer

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.

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British Dictionary definitions for hoofer

hoofer
/ (ˈhuːfə) /

noun
slang a professional dancer, esp a tap-dancer
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