Definition of first-foot verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

first-foot

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verb
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Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they first-foot
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he / she / it first-foots
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past simple first-footed
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past participle first-footed
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-ing form first-footing
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first-foot somebody to be the first person to enter somebody’s house in the New Year. First-footing is a Scottish custom. Culture First-footing is the Scottish tradition of waiting for a new person to enter a house at New Year before the celebrations can begin. Many people enjoy first-footing in Scotland by going to other people's houses. Traditionally, they take a piece of coal for the fire, some whisky to drink, and sometimes something to eat.