footsie
or footsy noun Etymology: diminutive of 1foot Date: 1944 1. a furtive flirtatious caressing with the feet (as under a table) 2. a usually surreptitious cooperation or negotiation with someone supposed hostile to one's own interests — usually used with play

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  • footsie — ☆ footsie [foot′sē ] n. the foot: a child s term play footsie with or play footsie Informal 1. to touch feet or rub knees (with) in a caressing way, as under the table 2. to flirt (with) or have surreptitious, usually underhanded dealings (with) …   English World dictionary

  • footsie — ► NOUN (usu. in phrase play footsie) informal ▪ the action of touching someone s feet lightly with one s own as a playful expression of romantic interest …   English terms dictionary

  • Footsie — Footsie, the an informal name for the FT 100 Share Index …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • footsie — (n.) amorous play with the feet [OED], 1944, from FOOT (Cf. foot) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Footsie — (also: FTSE) Financial Times Actuaries 100 ndex : Dow average of London. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * Footsie Foot‧sie [ˈfʊtsi] noun JOURNALISM FINANCE an informal name for the financial: • The Footsie closed 2.3 po …   Financial and business terms

  • footsie — n. (slang) collusion flirting to play footsie with * * * [ fʊtsɪ] (slang) [ collusion ] [ flirting ] to play footsie with …   Combinatory dictionary

  • footsie — foot|sie [ˈfutsi] n play footsie (with sb) informal a) to secretly touch someone s feet with your feet under a table to show that you think they are sexually attractive b) AmE to work together and help each other in a dishonest way ▪ politicians… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • footsie — noun play footsie informal a) to secretly touch another person s feet with your feet under a table to show that you find them sexually attractive b) AmE to work together and help each other in a dishonest way: politicians playing footsie with… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Footsie — Footsies, playing footsies or footsie is a practice in which people use their feet to play with each other s feet. This generally involves under a table and rubbing their feet, particularly the soles of the feet, against their partners feet, up… …   Wikipedia

  • Footsie — Unter dem Namen Financial Times Stock Exchange Index sind mehrere Indices bekannt: FTSE 100 Index ( Footsie ) FTSE 250 Index FTSE 350 Index FTSE/ASE 20 Index FTSE/Athex 20 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • footsie — /foot see/, n. Informal. 1. Sometimes, footsies. the act of flirting or sharing a surreptitious intimacy. 2. play footsie or footsies with, a. to flirt with, esp. by clandestinely touching someone s foot or leg; be slyly or furtively intimate… …   Universalium

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