crow's-foot

noun

variants or crow's foot
plural crow's-feet ˈkrōz-ˌfēt How to pronounce crow's-foot (audio) or crow's feet
1
: a wrinkle extending from the outer corner of the eye
usually plural
The grand old man had a full thatch of white hair, and crow's-feet around pale-blue eyes.John McPheeWhen someone is giving you a true smile, the skin around his or her eyes crinkles up into crow's feet.Agnieszka BiskupOne day you're a carefree teenager lolling on a beach. The next you're counting crow's feet in the rearview mirror …Michele Meyer
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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of crow's-foot was in the 14th century

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“Crow's-foot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crow%27s-foot. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

crow's-foot

noun
ˈkrōz-ˌfu̇t
plural crow's-feet
-ˌfēt
: any of the wrinkles around the outer corners of the eyes
usually used in plural

Medical Definition

crow's-foot

noun
plural crow's-feet -ˌfēt How to pronounce crow's-foot (audio)
: any of the wrinkles around the outer corners of the eyes
usually used in plural

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