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 ?
Nevertheless, the first-footers from the Highland capital always looked a step ahead of their hosts in the hammering rain.
A NEW year, a new decade, and the old enemy Sunderland, were first-footers at St James' Park.
So were our first-footers, Trevor McDonald and Wonderbra girl Caprice.
If you want to take the feet from your first-footers, now's the time to choose new carpets.
But first-footers taking a bottle to a pal's house in the city centre will have their carry outs confiscated by security guards at checkpoints.
In County Durham, first-footers would exclaim "Happy New Year t'ye
Fraserburgh entertained first-footers Lossiemouth in the opening game at Bellslea Park in 2001.
Boro have promised that this time previous UEFA Cup away travellers will have priority but many 'S' and 'T' first-footers will be angry at that, saying those who haven't been to a game deserve their chance.
The 21-year-old scored only his third goal in five seasons for the Broch with a 20-yard free-kick as they sank first-footers County 3-1 at Bellslea Park.
IT IS not the start those who require reassurance would wish - Arsenal, those of lofty ambition, as first-footers followed by a vengeful derby confrontation at Sunderland.
She was spotted by first-footers walking along the town's Short Hope Street on January 1.