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feet first

feet first
F f

Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feet furst]
    • /fit fɜrst/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feet furst]
    • /fit fɜrst/

Definitions of feet first words

  • adverb feet first with the feet foremost. 1
  • adverb feet first Slang. on a stretcher or in a coffin; dead. 1
  • adverb feet first (of the movement or transportation of a person or animal) With the feet preceding the rest of the body. 0
  • adverb feet first (Idiomatic) (euphemistic) In the manner of a deceased person (i.e., dead). 0

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Origin of feet first

First appearance:

before 1945
One of the 6% newest English words
First recorded in 1945-50; feet + first

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Feet first

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

feet first popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 40% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 63% 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.

feet first usage trend in Literature

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