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.