feet·​first ˌfēt-ˈfərst How to pronounce feetfirst (audio)
: with the feet foremost

Examples of feetfirst in a Sentence

She jumped into the pool feetfirst.
Recent Examples on the Web To Jamie's horror, Elijah's body was found the following morning, July 19, wedged feetfirst into a small ventilation window of the Sunset Royal resort next door. Sandra Sobieraj Westfall, PEOPLE.com, 17 Nov. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1833, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of feetfirst was circa 1833

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“Feetfirst.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/feetfirst. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


feet·​first ˈfēt-ˈfərst How to pronounce feetfirst (audio)
: with both feet or all four feet going first
fell feetfirst
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