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barefoot

[bair-foo t] /ˈbɛərˌfʊt/
adjective, adverb
1.
Also, barefooted. with the feet bare:
a barefoot boy; to walk barefoot.
2.
Carpentry. (of a post or stud) secured to a sill or the like without mortising.
Origin of barefoot
1000
before 1000; Middle English barfot, Old English bærfōt. See bare1, foot
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barefoot

/ˈbɛəˌfʊt/
adjective, adverb
1.
with the feet uncovered
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Word Origin and History for barefoot
adj.

Old English bærfot; see bare (adj.) + foot (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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barefoot in the Bible

To go barefoot was a sign of great distress (Isa. 20:2, 3, 4), or of some great calamity having fallen on a person (2 Sam. 15:30).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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