Main meanings of footsie in English

: footsie1Footsie2

footsie1

(also footsy)

Pronunciation /ˈfʊtsi/

Translate footsie into Spanish

noun

informal
  • 1A child's word for a person's foot.

    • ‘give those tired footsies a well-earned rest’
    • ‘This is mock example.’
    • ‘Put your footsie in this sock.’
    • ‘Don't stomp too hard or you'll hurt your footsie.’
    • ‘I hit the King with my footsie?’
    • ‘I am laying down my footsie.’
    • ‘He tramped hard enough to hurt his footsie.’
    • ‘Her footsie was swollen.’
    • ‘Leave a trace on land of his footsie.’
    • ‘Poor old Theron's hurt his footsie.’
    • ‘A lady has hurt her footsie.’
    • ‘She reportedly required 5 security guards to bandage her footsie up.’
  • 2mass noun The action of touching someone's feet lightly with one's own feet, especially under a table, as a playful expression of romantic interest.

    • ‘the evening ended with a game of footsie under the table’
    • ‘He's noticed the very indiscreet game of footsie underneath the table, probably because Stephen just kicked him thinking that was Jules' foot.’
    • ‘All that lip-wrestling in the conference room, footsie in the canteen and fumbling in the office toilets is coming back to haunt workers in the UK.’
    • ‘Having sat at the table alongside the immortals, hearing their words while watching their games of footsie, Vidal is a sort of reflexive reductionist.’
    • ‘So, little by little, she slid her foot forwards towards Josh's and prepared herself for what she hoped would be a successful game of footsie.’
    • ‘He took me out for seafood, since he knew it was my favorite and I dined on swordfish while we played footsie under the table.’

Phrases

    play footsie
    • 1informal Touch someone's feet lightly with one's own feet, especially under a table, as a playful expression of romantic interest.

      • ‘he was playing footsie with Mara under the table’
      1. 1.1Work with someone in a close but covert way.
        • ‘the minister was rebuked for playing footsie with the nationalists’

Origin

Mid 18th century humorous diminutive of foot.

Main meanings of Footsie in English

: footsie1Footsie2

Footsie2

Pronunciation /ˈfʊtsi/

Translate Footsie into Spanish

noun

informal, Trademark ; British
  • The Financial Times Stock Exchange index, indicating the relative prices of shares on the London Stock Exchange.

    See FTSE

Origin

1980s fanciful elaboration of FTSE, influenced by footsie.