footsies

footsie

[foot-see]
noun Informal.
1.
Sometimes, footsies. the act of flirting or sharing a surreptitious intimacy.
Idioms
2.
play footsie/footsies with,
a.
to flirt with, especially by clandestinely touching someone's foot or leg; be slyly or furtively intimate with.
b.
to seek advantage from, especially by discreet or stealthy means; curry favor with.
Also, footsy, footie.


Origin:
1930–35; foot + -sie, spelling variant of -sy

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footsie (ˈfʊtsɪ)
 
n
informal flirtation involving the touching together of feet, knees, etc (esp in the phrase play footsie)

Footsie (ˈfʊtsɪ)
 
n
an informal name for Financial Times Stock Exchange 100 Index

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footsie
"amorous play with the feet" [OED], 1944, from foot.
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