1

firstfoot

noun

Definition of firstfoot

plural -s
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 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


2

firstfoot

verb \ " \

Definition of firstfoot

transitive verb
British
: to enter (a household) as a firstfoot
intransitive verb
1 British : to be a firstfoot usually used with it
2 British : to go about to various houses intending to be firstfoot

First Known Use of firstfoot

1829


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