1A child's word for a person's foot.
- ‘give those tired footsies a well-earned rest’
- ‘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.’
2The 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.’
- 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’
- 1.1Work with someone in a close but covert way.
- ‘the minister was rebuked for playing footsie with the nationalists’
Mid 18th century humorous diminutive of foot.
nouninformal, Trademark ; British
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