footless

adjective

foot·​less ˈfu̇t-ləs How to pronounce footless (audio)
1
a
: having no feet
b
: lacking foundation : unsubstantial
2
footlessly adverb
footlessness noun

Examples of footless in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While my inner little boy was left suitably awe-struck as fearless airmen flung their eager warbirds through footless halls of air, the rest of me sat there frowning. Lee Hutchinson, Ars Technica, 29 Jan. 2024 These cotton pajamas are footless, soft, breathable, and comfortable. Brigitt Earley, Glamour, 9 Nov. 2023 There's a footless version available for $90 ($40 off) for adults and $88 ($22 off) for kids and even a hooded version for $110. Medea Giordano, WIRED, 13 Mar. 2023 Kim wore footless black sheer tights over a pair of black silky string panties. Erin Reimel, Glamour, 9 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of footless was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Footless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/footless. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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