1Having feathered (or furry) feet. Chiefly in the names of birds and domestic varieties of them, as "rough-footed cock", "rough-footed pigeon", etc. Compare "rough-foot", rough-legged .
2Scottish historical Wearing shoes of undressed hide.
Late 15th century; earliest use found in Trevisa's Bartholomeus De Proprietatibus Rerum. From rough + footed.