One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A person who uses the right foot more naturally than the left; a person (especially a sportsperson) whose right foot is stronger or more dexterous than the left.
2A kick executed with the right foot. Also (Association Football): a shot, pass, or clearance made by kicking a ball with the right foot.
3Slang (chiefly depreciative, sometimes considered offensive). A Protestant; (also occasionally) a Roman Catholic. Now somewhat rare.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Times. From right + foot + -er.
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