[ sawft-shoo, soft- ]

  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of tap dancing done in soft-soled shoes, without taps.

Origin of soft-shoe

First recorded in 1915–20

Words Nearby soft-shoe Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use soft-shoe in a sentence

  • It is important that this soft shoe be worn to protect the child's foot from chilling drafts while creeping about.

    The Mother and Her Child | William S. Sadler

British Dictionary definitions for soft-shoe


  1. (modifier) relating to a type of tap dancing performed wearing soft-soled shoes: the soft-shoe shuffle

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