footsie

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foot·sie

also foot·sy  (fo͝ot′sē)
n. Informal
The act of flirting in which one secretly touches the feet of another with one's own, as under a table.
Idiom:
play footsie
1. To flirt with someone by secretly touching the feet with one's own.
2. To cooperate or curry favor in a sly or devious way.

[From diminutive of foot.]

footsie

(ˈfʊtsɪ)
n
informal flirtation involving the touching together of feet, knees, etc (esp in the phrase play footsie)

Footsie

(ˈfʊtsɪ)
n
(Stock Exchange) an informal name for Financial Times Stock Exchange 100 Index

foot•sie

(ˈfʊt si)

n. Informal.
Sometimes, footsies. the act of flirting or sharing a surreptitious intimacy.
Idioms:
play footsie(s) with,
a. to flirt with, esp. by furtively touching someone's foot or leg.
b. to engage in clandestine or illicit relations with.
[1930–35]
Translations

footsie

[ˈfʊtsɪ] N to play footsie withacariciar con el pie a

footsie

[ˈfʊtsi] n
to play footsie with sb → faire du pied à qnfoot soldier nfantassin m

Footsie

n (Fin inf) → Footsie(-Index) m (inf), → Financial-Times-100-Index m

footsie

n (inf) to play footsie with somebodymit jdm füßeln

footsie

[ˈfʊtsɪ] n (fam) to play footsie with sbfare piedino a qn
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