[siks-foo t-er]


a person who is roughly six feet tall.

Origin of six-footer

First recorded in 1835–45; six + foot + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for six-footer

Historical Examples of six-footer

  • "And I ask you to let me in," returned the six-footer, beginning to be angry.

    Donald and Dorothy

    Mary Mapes Dodge

  • He was a six-footer, and he hadn't spent days inhaling casing-head fumes.

    The Syndic

    C.M. Kornbluth

  • He's a six-footer, with a big, black moustache, and hands as big as—as shoulders of mutton.


    Eugne Sue

  • After which the six-footer comes into action and is much admired.

    Bleak House

    Charles Dickens

  • Well, the chase was interesting; our six-footer stretched his legs and black coat-tails with effect.

British Dictionary definitions for six-footer



a person who is at least six feet tall
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