Definition of Hotfoot

1. Noun. A practical joke that involves inserting a match surreptitiously between the sole and upper of the victim's shoe and then lighting it.

Generic synonyms: Practical Joke



2. Verb. Move fast. "They hotfoot up the hill"; "The cars raced down the street"

3. Adverb. Without delay; speedily. "Drove hotfoot for Boston"

Definition of Hotfoot

1. adv. In haste; foothot.

Definition of Hotfoot

1. Noun. (American English) The prank of secretly inserting a match between the sole and upper of a victim's shoe and then lighting it. ¹

2. Adverb. (British) hastily; without delay. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hotfoot

1. to hurry [v -FOOTED, -FOOTING, -FOOTS] - See also: hurry

Medical Definition of Hotfoot

1. Burning pain in the soles of the feet, in multiple neuritis. Synonym: hotfoot. Origin: L. Ignis, fire, + pes (ped-), foot, + G. Ites (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hotfoot

hoteliers
hoteling
hotelkeeper
hotelkeepers
hotelkeeping
hotellike
hotelling
hotelman
hotelmen
hotels
hotelward
hotelwide
hoten
hotfix
hotfixes
hotfoot (current term)
hotfoot it
hotfooted
hotfooting
hotfoots
hothead
hotheaded
hotheadedly
hotheadedness
hotheadednesses
hotheads
hothouse
hothoused
hothouses
hothousing

Literary usage of Hotfoot

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1. Paterfamilias's Diary of Everybody's Tour: Belgium and the Rhine, Munich by Martin Farquhar Tupper (1856)
"Arrived, we go hotfoot to see the waterfall, finding it twenty minutes' distance instead of ten ; but my flock are slower than Murray's excellent anonymous, ..."

2. Let 'er Buck, a Story of the Passing of the Old West by Charles Wellington Furlong (1921)
"Blancett will be fortunate if hotfoot is satisfied without throwing himself over backwards. "Even horses ride at the Round-Up." If you are skeptical, ..."

3. Heave 'Em Out: Phase Three by Gyeorgos Ceres Hatonn (1994)
"Well, unless you change the world--you WILL get a hotfoot, saved or not--if saved by some “man” is your “salvation solution”. Don't like my statements? ..."

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