fleet-foot·​ed ˈflēt-ˌfu̇-təd How to pronounce fleet-footed (audio)
: able to run fast

Examples of fleet-footed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And there are simply too many characters and too many cities and too many quests and too many fights to keep the show balanced and fleet-footed. Ct Jones, Rolling Stone, 16 Mar. 2023 But Pine is the secret sauce that keeps this thing buoyant and fleet-footed, even when the plot turns start piling up. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 11 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1743, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fleet-footed was circa 1743

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Cite this Entry

“Fleet-footed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fleet-footed. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


: able to run fast
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