[foo t-lok-er] /ˈfʊtˌlɒk ər/
a small trunk designed to be kept at the of a bed, especially to contain a soldier’s personal effects.
[foo t-lawng, -long] /ˈfʊtˌlɔŋ, -ˌlɒŋ/ adjective 1. approximately one foot in length: Their specialty is footlong hotdogs. noun 2. something that is approximately one foot in length.
[foo t-loos] /ˈfʊtˌlus/ adjective 1. free to go or travel about; not confined by responsibilities. /ˈfʊtˌluːs/ adjective 1. free to go or do as one wishes 2. eager to travel; restless: to feel footloose adj. 1690s, in literal sense of “free to move the feet, unshackled,” from foot (n.) + loose. Figurative sense of “free […]
- Footloose and fancy-free
Having no attachments, especially romantic ones, and free to do as one pleases. For example, When I was in my twenties, footloose and fancy-free, I would travel at the drop of a hat. Both of these words have long been used separately; their pairing dates only from the 1900s.
[foo t-muh n] /ˈfʊt mən/ noun, plural footmen. 1. a liveried servant who attends the door or carriage, waits on table, etc. 2. a metal stand before a fire, to keep something hot. 3. Archaic. an infantryman. /ˈfʊtmən/ noun (pl) -men 1. a male servant, esp one in livery 2. a low four-legged metal stand […]