Meaning of footery in English:


Pronunciation /ˈfʊt(ə)ri/


Scottish, Northern Irish
  • Complicated or awkward to do or use.

    ‘a lot of the work was quite footery’
    • ‘I've always found making footery things quite therapeutic but they are clearly a wet day play activity, not a summer's day pastime.’
    • ‘He struggles to get to grips with the footery challenge.’
    • ‘It was just a wee footery job.’
    • ‘They are awfully footery contraptions to build.’
    • ‘He is doing something footery because he's cursing and mumbling to himself.’
    • ‘It'll be a footery job with the carving, mind, but I've got the tools.’


1920s from footer + -y.