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cloven-hoofed

clo·ven-hoofed
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kloh-vuh n hoo ft, hooft]
    • /ˈkloʊ vən hʊft, huft/
    • /ˈkləʊ.vən huːf/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kloh-vuh n hoo ft, hooft]
    • /ˈkloʊ vən hʊft, huft/

Definitions of cloven-hoofed word

  • adjective cloven-hoofed having split hoofs, once assumed to represent the halves of a single undivided hoof, as in cattle. 1
  • adjective cloven-hoofed devilish; Satanic. 1
  • adjective cloven-hoofed having the hoof divided into two parts, as the ox. 0

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Origin of cloven-hoofed

First appearance:

before 1640
One of the 44% oldest English words
First recorded in 1640-50

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Parts of speech for Cloven-hoofed

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

cloven-hoofed popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 32% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 69% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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