from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the toe square.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the toes square.
  • Formal; precise; finical; punctilious; prim.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. exaggeratedly proper
  • adj. having a square toe


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  • In Jimmy Choo's mirrored, nightclub setting, I spy some mini-heeled, square-toed patents in bright red with studded buckles ( "Morse," £ 250).

    Does the Shoe Fit? Finding the Perfect Flat

  • If you are a heel wearer, then the problem, pre-boots, is simply answered — one of the two shoes of the season: Louis Vuitton's square-toed "Beautys" or Prada's pointy-toed crocodile pumps with a leather bow.

    Does the Shoe Fit? Finding the Perfect Flat

  • He relaxed against the back of his rust-pocked chair, stretched his long legs out in front of him, and crossed his ankles, one square-toed Dingo boot sliding over the other.

    Etched in Bone

  • There were a few notable differences from his old punk-rock companions: They favored square-toed motorcycle boots over the lace-up combat variety; they had terrible hair and listened to even worse music.

    Unearthly Asylum

  • The shy, silent child with downcast eyes who left town hobbling on bandaged feet returns a year later as a cheerful and talkative teenager, still wearing a Chinese outfit of delicate brocaded satin but complacently displaying beneath it her fashionably unbound feet in a pair of sturdy square-toed black leather lace-ups “they looked like shoes for a very rough little American boy, and they had steel taps on the heels”.


  • A man, obvious from his suit pants and stylish square-toed leather lace-up shoes, walks into the frame.

    Good-Bye To All That

  • The shoe was not his brown Oxford loafer but a square-toed boot.

    Bodily Harm

  • I looked good, fully dressed in my black flat-front slacks, a midnight blue silk button-down shirt—halfway buttoned to show off my chiseled chest, black square-toed boots from Aldo, and a black platinum Kenneth Cole Reaction watch.

    When the Truth Lies

  • His words trailed off as he swayed, his square-toed Durangos scuffing across the carpet like a drunk surfing a flat floor.

    Black Dust Mambo

  • Is it the memories of the traditional Pilgrim garb of square buckles and square-toed shoes?

    Bob Saget: Why I Love Thanksgiving


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