footloose [foot-loos] SynonymsExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for footloose on adjective

  1. free to go or travel about; not confined by responsibilities.

Origin of footloose First recorded in 1690–1700; foot + loose Synonyms for footloose See more synonyms for on unencumbered, carefree, fancy-free, unattached. Related Words for footloose easygoing, loose, unattached, uncommitted, unengaged Examples from the Web for footloose Contemporary Examples of footloose

  • If Footloose, the Kevin Bacon film from 1984, ever gets an Asian remake, Tokyo might be the place to shoot it.

    The Japanese Go All ‘Footloose’ to Protest Nightlife Crackdown

    Jake Adelstein, Angela Erika Kubo

    May 1, 2014

  • They also banned the “Arab Idol” competition because anyone who has ever watched Footloose knows music is evil.

    Don’t Tread On My Hair, Hamas

    Maysoon Zayid

    April 4, 2013

  • Footloose without Bacon is like Thanksgiving without the turkey!

    Lights, Camera, Cocktails

    Brody Brown

    October 16, 2011

  • She lived as a footloose single lady, the kind who indulged in permanent waves and would drop $20 on a coat with a fur collar.

    Do I Have to Read Committed?

    William Boot

    January 30, 2010

  • Kevin Bacon could have easily gone the typical dreamy, cheesy leading man route after he starred in Footloose 25 years ago.

    What’s Eating Kevin Bacon?

    Joel Keller

    February 19, 2009

  • Historical Examples of footloose

  • But poets are a footloose class and are often found with lame and halting feet.

    Ptomaine Street

    Carolyn Wells

  • But the forts and the like are necessary so that the Navy may be footloose.

    State of the Union Addresses of Theodore Roosevelt

    Theodore Roosevelt

  • But I do hope you’ve got your railroad built and are footloose and free to take another commission.

    Pirates’ Hope

    Francis Lynde

  • This was simply because all Long’s dealers were doing a Monte Carlo business in back and he was the only one footloose.

    Hooded Detective, Volume III No. 2, January, 1942


  • Imry picked Danson because hes a footloose artist who paints illustrations for magazines.

    The Sex Life of the Gods

    Michael Knerr

  • British Dictionary definitions for footloose footloose adjective

    1. free to go or do as one wishes
    2. eager to travel; restlessto feel footloose

    Word Origin and History for footloose adj.

    1690s, in literal sense of “free to move the feet, unshackled,” from foot (n.) + loose. Figurative sense of “free to act as one pleases” is from 1873.

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