from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. having no commitments or restrictions.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Free; untrammeled; disengaged.


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  • If I was young and foot-loose, I'd ask nothing better than to go out with your turn.


  • The antihero narrator is an unconvincing foot-loose screw-loose character who answers to the name Matt Prior.

    From Jeeves to Herriot: all creatures great and sporty | Frank Keating

  • More important, newcomers, foot-loose and fancy free, will survey global opportunities, and shun the multiple layers of bureaucracy awaiting them in the EU.

    Six-Nil to the Regulators, But Europe is the Loser

  • I'm wrapping up that job now, and trying to find my replacement so I can resign with honor. ; and then I'll be back to my foot-loose and fancy free play-in-SL all day mode.

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • Must be NICE to be so 'foot-loose and fancy-free'.

    Locked, Cocked and Ready to Rock!

  • Far below, the last excursion boat from the Isles des Lerins floated across the bay like a Fourth-of-July balloon foot-loose in the heavens.

    Tender is the Night

  • How else does a foot-loose kid get by in the Zone these days?

    Gravity's Rainbow

  • Thus the Depression march of foot-loose men along the track tapered off, for it was hell tramping through the black-soil plains in a wet season, and with cold added to damp, pneumonia raged among those not able to sleep under warm shelter.

    The Thorn Birds

  • To be free of the curse, and nothing to pay but the life of some foot-loose stranger?

    The King Must Die

  • "We haven't got much of a chance then, grandpa being foot-loose as he was."

    The Great Gray Plague


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