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footloose

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adjective foot·loose \-ˌlüs\

Simple Definition of footloose

  • : able to act or move freely : not held back by ties to other people

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of footloose

  1. :  having no ties :  free to move about

Examples of footloose in a sentence

  1. When she was 20, she was footloose and fancy-free, with no family or serious career to tie her down.

  2. <after having been chained for so long, the suddenly footloose dog ran helter-skelter about the yard>



1873

First Known Use of footloose

1873



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