hoofer

[ hoo f-er, hoo-fer ]
/ ˈhʊf ər, ˈhu fər /

noun Slang.

a professional dancer, especially a tap dancer.

Origin of hoofer

An Americanism dating back to 1920–25; hoof + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for hoofer

hoofer

/ (ˈhuːfə) /

noun

slang a professional dancer, esp a tap-dancer

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