footloose

[foot-loos]
adjective
free to go or travel about; not confined by responsibilities.

Origin:
1690–1700; foot + loose


unencumbered, carefree, fancy-free, unattached.
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footloose (ˈfʊtˌluːs)
 
adj
1.  free to go or do as one wishes
2.  eager to travel; restless: to feel footloose

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Word Origin & History

footloose
1699, in literal sense of "free to move the feet, unshackled," from foot + loose. Fig. sense of "free to act as one pleases" is from 1873.
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Example sentences
And the rag trade is as footloose as its customers are fickle.
In other countries there has long been a market for footloose talent.
As well as becoming more footloose, the workforce is becoming less standardised.
But it won't change any basic facts: once a product is perfected and its
  process understood, it becomes footloose.
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