Definition of web foot in English:

web foot

Pronunciation /ˈwɛb fʊt/


  • 1A foot with webbed toes; a webbed foot.

  • 2Chiefly as one word. A bird or other animal with webbed feet; specifically a duck.

  • 3An inhabitant of a wet or marshy region. Chiefly as one word or with hyphen. An inhabitant of the Fens in eastern England. Now rare (chiefly historical).

  • 4A native or inhabitant of the state of Oregon.

  • 5 historical Somewhat depreciative. In the American Civil War: an infantryman. Compare mud-crusher .


Late 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Kirke (1650–1706), antiquary and topographer. From web + foot.