First-foot



[furst-foo t] /ˈfɜrstˈfʊt/ Scot.

noun, Also, first-footer
1.
the first person to cross the threshold of a house on New Year’s Day.
2.
the first person met after starting out on the day of an important occasion.
verb (used with object)
3.
to enter (a house) first on New Year’s Day.
verb (used without object)
4.
to be the first to enter a house on New Year’s Day.
noun
1.
the first person to enter a household in the New Year. By Hogmanay tradition a dark-haired man who crosses the threshold at midnight brings good luck
verb
2.
to enter (a house) as first-foot

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