heavy-foot·​ed ˈhe-vē-ˈfu̇-təd How to pronounce heavy-footed (audio)
: heavy and slow in movement

Examples of heavy-footed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But around town, this Infiniti galloped with grace, its exhaust note growling after heavy-footed accelerator applications. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 4 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1625, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of heavy-footed was in 1625

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“Heavy-footed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heavy-footed. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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