[foo t-loos] /ˈfʊtˌlus/

free to go or travel about; not confined by responsibilities.
free to go or do as one wishes
eager to travel; restless: to feel footloose

1690s, in literal sense of “free to move the feet, unshackled,” from foot (n.) + loose. Figurative sense of “free to act as one pleases” is from 1873.


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