fill someone's shoes

F f


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [shoo]
    • /ʃu/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [shoo]
    • /ʃu/

Definitions of fill someone's shoes words

  • noun plural fill someone's shoes an external covering for the human foot, usually of leather and consisting of a more or less stiff or heavy sole and a lighter upper part ending a short distance above, at, or below the ankle. 1
  • noun plural fill someone's shoes an object or part resembling a shoe in form, position, or use. 1
  • noun plural fill someone's shoes a horseshoe or a similar plate for the hoof of some other animal. 1
  • noun plural fill someone's shoes a ferrule or the like, as of iron, for protecting the end of a staff, pole, etc. 1
  • noun plural fill someone's shoes brake shoe. 1
  • noun plural fill someone's shoes the outer casing of a pneumatic automobile tire. 1

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Origin of fill someone's shoes

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; (noun) Middle English scho(o), Old English sceō(h), cognate with German Schuh, Old Norse skōr, Gothic skōhs; (v.) Middle English schon, Old English scōg(e)an, cognate with Middle Low German schoi(g)en, Old Norse skūa

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fill someone's shoes popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 98% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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