big·​foot ˈbig-ˌfu̇t How to pronounce bigfoot (audio)
plural bigfeet ˈbig-ˌfēt How to pronounce bigfoot (audio) or bigfoots
often capitalized
[from the size of the footprints ascribed to it] : sasquatch

Examples of bigfoot in a Sentence

a bigfoot in the field of genetics
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Word History

First Known Use

1958, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of bigfoot was in 1958

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“Bigfoot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


big·​foot ˈbig-ˌfu̇t How to pronounce bigfoot (audio)
often capitalized
: a large hairy humanlike creature reported to exist in the Pacific Northwest

called also Sasquatch

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