[ skwair-tohz ]

noun(used with a singular verb)
  1. an old-fashioned or strait-laced person.

Origin of square-toes

First recorded in 1765–75

Words Nearby square-toes

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How to use square-toes in a sentence

  • But I should think Nan knows better than to marry a square-toes.

    Dangerous Ages | Rose Macaulay
  • These short bell-topped boots were favoured, with high heels and very square toes.

    Dress design | Talbot Hughes
  • I have endeavoured to sound square-toes on this subject; but he carefully avoids all explanation.

  • He sank into an armchair, and contemplated the square toes of his own boots for some moments.

    The Slave Of The Lamp | Henry Seton Merriman
  • I heard ‘old Square toes,’ the navigator, tell Mr Chisholm just now.

    Young Tom Bowling | J.C. Hutcheson