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footsie

noun foot·sie \ˈfu̇t-sē\

Definition of footsie

  1. 1 :  a furtive flirtatious caressing with the feet (as under a table)

  2. 2 :  a usually surreptitious cooperation or negotiation with someone supposed hostile to one's own interests —usually used with play



Variants of footsie

or foot·sy play \ˈfu̇t-sē\

Origin of footsie

diminutive of 1foot


First Known Use: 1944

Rhymes with footsie



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