footer [foo t-er] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. British Informal.
    1. Rugby(def 3).
    2. soccer.
  2. a person or thing having or associated with a height or length of a foot or a specified number of feet (often used in combination): a six-footer.
  3. Computers. a line of information placed at the end of a page for purposes of identification.
  4. Archaic. a person who walks; walker; pedestrian.

Origin of footer First recorded in 1600–10; foot + -er1 Examples from the Web for footer Historical Examples of footer

  • Aren’t you the oul’ footer to be lettin’ it slip down like that?

    Changing Winds

    St. John G. Ervine

  • Not that footer is the most important thing in a man’s life.

    War Letters of a Public-School Boy

    Paul Jones.

  • They knew, too, that footer and cricket and swimming were forbidden to him.

    King of Ranleigh

    F. S. (Frederick Sadlier) Brereton

  • He played wing three for them at footer against us this year on their ground.


    P. G. Wodehouse

  • Did you send me a letter about not giving Barry his footer colours?

    The Gold Bat

    P. G. Wodehouse

  • British Dictionary definitions for footer footer 1 noun

    1. archaic a person who goes on foot; walker
    2. (in combination) a person or thing of a specified length or height in feeta six-footer

    footer 2 noun

    1. British informal short for football (def. 1)

    footer 3fouter Scot verb (intr)

    1. to potter; occupy oneself trivially or to little effect


    1. a person who footers

    Word Origin for footer perhaps from French foutre; see footle Word Origin and History for footer n.

    c.1600, “pedestrian;” 1781, “a kick at football;” 1863, British student slang, “the game of football;” see foot (n.), football, -er.

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