barefoot

adverb or adjective bare·foot \ -ˌfu̇t \
variants: or barefooted play \-ˈfu̇-təd\

Definition of barefoot

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

First Known Use of barefoot

before 12th century


BAREFOOT Defined for English Language Learners

barefoot

adverb

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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