[hoof-er, hoo-fer]
noun Slang.
a professional dancer, especially a tap dancer.

1920–25, Americanism; hoof + -er1

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hoofer (ˈhuːfə)
slang a professional dancer, esp a tap-dancer

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And of course, the transformation by entertainers, athletes and business tycoons from tangle foot to ballroom hoofer.
One hoofer carries on a cellular-phone conversation without missing a step.
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