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footy

[foo-tee] /ˈfu ti/
adjective, footier, footiest. Northern British Dialect
1.
poor; worthless; paltry.
Origin of footy
1740-1750
1740-50; variant of foughty musty; compare Old English fūht moist, damp (cognate with German feucht); see -y1
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  • "And one culverin three of their footy little ordnance," said another.

    Westward Ho! Charles Kingsley
  • And he was killed, poor dear old boy, in some footy little skirmish.

    The Far Horizon Lucas Malet
  • Lily seethed with rage against her husband, that footy rotter!

    The Bill-Toppers Andre Castaigne
  • I don't want no more stone-ballast hove at us 'long o' your calm' Miquelon boats 'footy cochins,' same's you did off Le Have.

    "Captains Courageous" Rudyard Kipling
  • You should jest 'ear wot I 'ear, old pal.Let big pots make the round o' the pubs, and they won't talk that footy fal-lal.

  • Then we goes up to the ten men that had run across the snow too, and they fires a footy little arrow at us.

  • Think of all that trouble for four footy chickens not worth more'n four bits in Injianny.

  • Then, at least, she could crush him from the height of her success, that footy rotter with his red-hot stove!

    The Bill-Toppers Andre Castaigne
  • Lily, fashioned to be the companion of a loving heart, was the prey of a footy rotter!

    The Bill-Toppers Andre Castaigne
  • No; Parlyment's a played-out fraud, flabby and footy, flat and faddy.

British Dictionary definitions for footy

footy

/ˈfʊtɪ/
noun
1.
(informal)
  1. football
  2. (as modifier): footy boots
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