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hotfoot

adverb hot·foot \ ˈhät-ˌfu̇t \
Updated on: 21 Apr 2018

Definition of hotfoot

: in haste

Examples of hotfoot in a Sentence

  1. lowered his plane hotfoot onto a pasture when the engine started to sputter

First Known Use of hotfoot

14th century

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hotfoot

verb

Definition of hotfoot

: to go hotfoot : hurry usually used with it

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First Known Use of hotfoot

1896

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hotfoot

noun

Definition of hotfoot

plural hotfoots
: a practical joke in which a match is surreptitiously inserted between the upper and the sole of a victim's shoe and lighted

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First Known Use of hotfoot

1934

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Definition of hotfoot for English Language Learners

  • : to go quickly



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