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footloose

adjective foot·loose \-ˌlüs\

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

Full Definition of FOOTLOOSE

:  having no ties :  free to move about
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Examples of FOOTLOOSE

  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>

First Known Use of FOOTLOOSE

1873

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