barefoot

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English barefote, barfot, from Old English bærfōt ‎(barefoot), from Proto-Germanic *bazafōts ‎(barefoot) equivalent to bare +‎ foot. Cognate with Scots barefit ‎(barefoot), Old Frisian berfōt ("barefoot"; modern Saterland Frisian boarfouts ‎(barefoot, adv)), Dutch barrevoets ‎(barefoot, adv), German barfuß ‎(barefoot), Danish barfodet ‎(barefoot), Swedish barfota ‎(barefoot, adv), Icelandic berfættur ‎(barefoot).

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barefoot ‎(not comparable)

  1. Wearing nothing on the feet.
    After removing their shoes, socks and sandals at the doorway, the kids were barefoot.
  2. (colloquial, of a vehicle on an icy road) not using snow chains.

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Adverb[edit]

barefoot ‎(not comparable)

  1. Wearing nothing on the feet.
    She likes to go barefoot in the summertime.

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