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foot·​er ˈfu̇-tər How to pronounce footer (audio)
archaic : pedestrian
: information (such as a page number) printed at the bottom of each page of a document compare header sense 5b


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noun combining form

: one that is a specified number of feet in height, length, or breadth
a six-footer

Word History

First Known Use


15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of footer was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Footer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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