footloose

adjective foot·loose \ ˈfu̇t-ˌlüs \
Updated on: 25 Nov 2017

Definition of footloose

: having no ties : free to move about

Examples of footloose in a Sentence

  1. When she was 20, she was footloose and fancy-free, with no family or serious career to tie her down.

  2. after having been chained for so long, the suddenly footloose dog ran helter-skelter about the yard

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First Known Use of footloose

1650


FOOTLOOSE Defined for English Language Learners

footloose

adjective

Definition of footloose for English Language Learners

  • : able to act or move freely : not held back by ties to other people



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