footsore [foo t-sawr, -sohr] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. having sore or tender feet, as from much walking.

Origin of footsore First recorded in 1710–20; foot + sore Related formsfoot·sore·ness, noun Examples from the Web for footsore Historical Examples of footsore

  • Now, the singer was beginning to be footsore and leg-weary, as is plain by his trail.

    The Last of the Mohicans

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • It was a man, and he walked as though he were footsore and tired.

    Jan and Her Job

    L. Allen Harker

  • We were footsore, hungry, and we talked about women and love.

    Rosinante to the Road Again

    John Dos Passos

  • Some were so footsore that they could hardly put one foot before the other.

    The Young Franc Tireurs

    G. A. Henty

  • We panted as we pelted on, parched and weary, faint and footsore.

    The Trail of ’98

    Robert W. Service

  • British Dictionary definitions for footsore footsore adjective

    1. having sore or tired feet, esp from much walking

    Derived Formsfootsoreness, noun Word Origin and History for footsore adj.

    also foot-sore, 1719, from foot (n.) + sore (adj.).

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