first-foot


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first-foot

n
the first person to enter a household in the New Year. By Hogmanay tradition a dark-haired man who crosses the threshold at midnight brings good luck
vb
to enter (a house) as first-foot
ˈfirst-ˈfooting n

first-foot


Past participle: first-footed
Gerund: first-footing

Imperative
first-foot
first-foot
Present
I first-foot
you first-foot
he/she/it first-foots
we first-foot
you first-foot
they first-foot
Preterite
I first-footed
you first-footed
he/she/it first-footed
we first-footed
you first-footed
they first-footed
Present Continuous
I am first-footing
you are first-footing
he/she/it is first-footing
we are first-footing
you are first-footing
they are first-footing
Present Perfect
I have first-footed
you have first-footed
he/she/it has first-footed
we have first-footed
you have first-footed
they have first-footed
Past Continuous
I was first-footing
you were first-footing
he/she/it was first-footing
we were first-footing
you were first-footing
they were first-footing
Past Perfect
I had first-footed
you had first-footed
he/she/it had first-footed
we had first-footed
you had first-footed
they had first-footed
Future
I will first-foot
you will first-foot
he/she/it will first-foot
we will first-foot
you will first-foot
they will first-foot
Future Perfect
I will have first-footed
you will have first-footed
he/she/it will have first-footed
we will have first-footed
you will have first-footed
they will have first-footed
Future Continuous
I will be first-footing
you will be first-footing
he/she/it will be first-footing
we will be first-footing
you will be first-footing
they will be first-footing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been first-footing
you have been first-footing
he/she/it has been first-footing
we have been first-footing
you have been first-footing
they have been first-footing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been first-footing
you will have been first-footing
he/she/it will have been first-footing
we will have been first-footing
you will have been first-footing
they will have been first-footing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been first-footing
you had been first-footing
he/she/it had been first-footing
we had been first-footing
you had been first-footing
they had been first-footing
Conditional
I would first-foot
you would first-foot
he/she/it would first-foot
we would first-foot
you would first-foot
they would first-foot
Past Conditional
I would have first-footed
you would have first-footed
he/she/it would have first-footed
we would have first-footed
you would have first-footed
they would have first-footed
References in periodicals archive ?
The first-foot is the first person to enter a house after midnight on New Year's Eve.
In this area the custom was for the first-foot to be male with dark hair.