Main definitions of soft-foot in English

: soft-foot1soft-foot2

soft-foot1

Pronunciation /ˈsɒf(t)fʊt/

adjective

adverb

  • With a soft or light tread; on tiptoe.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in George Chapman (?1560–1634), poet and playwright. From soft + foot.

Main definitions of soft-foot in English

: soft-foot1soft-foot2

soft-foot2

verb

North American
  • To tread softly or lightly; to tiptoe. With it.

Pronunciation

soft-foot

/ˈsɒf(t)fʊt/ /ˌsɒf(t)ˈfʊt/

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Ainslee's. From soft + foot, after soft-foot and soft-foot.