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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barefoot (not comparable)

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

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