fiddle-footed

adjective

fid·​dle-foot·​ed ˌfi-dᵊl-ˈfu̇-təd How to pronounce fiddle-footed (audio)
1
: skittish, jumpy
a fiddle-footed horse
2
: prone to wander
the nameless fiddle-footed drifters, the shifty riders who traveled the back trailsLuke Short

Word History

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of fiddle-footed was in 1941

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Cite this Entry

“Fiddle-footed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fiddle-footed. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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