hoof·​er | \ ˈhu̇-fər How to pronounce hoofer (audio) , ˈhü- \

Definition of hoofer

: a professional dancer

Examples of hoofer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The physically demanding show prepared her to both be a smooth crooner and a precise hoofer. NBC News, 13 Feb. 2022 The fact that Ryan is a first-rate hoofer, and the chemistry between him and Platt fuels their syncopated routines together, helps immensely. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 23 Sep. 2021 The full roster of hoofers was unveiled when the eclectic cast appeared on Wednesday morning (Aug. 21) on Good Morning America. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 21 Aug. 2019 The older hoofer, Velma, murdered her cheating husband and sister. Hugh Hunter, Philly.com, 8 July 2018 Christopher Rodriguez, executive and artistic director of the Woodlawn, suggested that the theater offer adult tap classes to help hoofers with rusty skills get up to speed. Deborah Martin, San Antonio Express-News, 26 Jan. 2018 What better beacon of a brighter future for a country stuck in a Depression than a tiny expert hoofer who exuded confidence? Ann Hulbert, Time, 10 Jan. 2018 The older hoofer, Velma, murdered her cheating husband and sister. Hugh Hunter, Philly.com, 8 July 2018 One notable divergence was the use of a dancing chorus, an ensemble of nine young hoofers that got its own numbers, each a mix of choreography and spots for individual improvisation. Brian Seibert, New York Times, 29 May 2018 See More

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First Known Use of hoofer

1912, in the meaning defined above

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“Hoofer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hoofer. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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