barefoot

adverb or adjective bare·foot \ -ˌfu̇t \
variants: or barefooted play \-ˈfu̇-təd\
Updated on: 28 Apr 2018

Definition of barefoot

: with the feet bare
  • walked barefoot
  • barefoot boy, with cheek of tan
  • —J. G. Whittier

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First Known Use of barefoot

before 12th century

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BAREFOOT Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of barefoot for English Language Learners

  • : without shoes : with the feet bare


BAREFOOT Defined for Kids

barefoot

adverb or adjective bare·foot \ ˈber-ˌfu̇t \

Definition of barefoot for Students

: with the feet bare walking barefoot barefoot children

Headscratcher for barefoot

Even though both of your feet are bare, you say that you are barefoot and not barefeet!



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