square-toed
adjective Date: 1785 1. having a toe that is square 2. old-fashioned, conservative

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Square-toed — ( t[=o]d ), a. Having the toe square. [1913 Webster] Obsolete as fardingales, ruffs, and square toed shoes. V. Knox. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • square-toed — square toed; square toed·ness; …   English syllables

  • square-toed — [skwer′tōd΄] adj. 1. having a broad, square toe: said of a shoe 2. Now Rare old fashioned; conservative * * * …   Universalium

  • square-toed — [skwer′tōd΄] adj. 1. having a broad, square toe: said of a shoe 2. Now Rare old fashioned; conservative …   English World dictionary

  • square-toed — adjective 1. exaggeratedly proper my straitlaced Aunt Anna doesn t approve of my miniskirts • Syn: ↑priggish, ↑prim, ↑prissy, ↑prudish, ↑puritanical, ↑straitlaced, ↑strait laced, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • square-toed — adjective 1》 (of shoes) having broad, square toes. 2》 archaic old fashioned or formal …   English new terms dictionary

  • square-toed — /skwɛə ˈtoʊd/ (say skwair tohd) adjective having a broad, square toe, as a shoe …   Australian English dictionary

  • square-toed — having a box shaped toe (of a shoe); old fashioned, not cool …   English contemporary dictionary

  • square´-toed´ness — square toed «SKWAIR TOHD», adjective. 1. having a broad, square toe: »square toed shoes. 2. Figurative. old fashioned and homely, as in habits or ideas: »We old people must retain some square toed predilection for the fashions of our youth… …   Useful english dictionary

  • square-toedness — square toed·ness …   English syllables

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