Definition of footloose
: having no ties : free to move about
Examples of footloose in a Sentence
When she was 20, she was footloose and fancy-free, with no family or serious career to tie her down.
after having been chained for so long, the suddenly footloose dog ran helter-skelter about the yard
Recent Examples of footloose from the Web
Aleppo in those days was a magnet for footloose journalists and adventure tourists.
In the 1960s, the tiny radios came to symbolize the footloose freedom of youth.
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First Known Use of footloose
FOOTLOOSE Defined for English Language Learners
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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