1

firstfoot

noun

Definition of firstfoot

plural

-s

  1. 1 British :  the first person entering a house on New Year's day, such a person being popularly believed to bring good luck to the household if brunet and bad luck if blond

  2. 2 British :  the first person met on the way to a special event (such as a christening or wedding)

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Origin and Etymology of firstfoot

1first + foot


First Known Use: 1792


2

firstfoot

verb \"\

Definition of firstfoot

British

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to enter (a household) as a firstfoot

  3. intransitive verb
  4. 1 British :  to be a firstfoot —usually used with it

  5. 2 British :  to go about to various houses intending to be firstfoot

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1829

First Known Use of firstfoot

1829


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