Definition of rough-footed in English:

rough-footed

adjective

  • 1Having feathered (or furry) feet. Chiefly in the names of birds and domestic varieties of them, as "rough-footed cock", "rough-footed pigeon", etc.

  • 2Scottish. Wearing shoes of undressed hide. Now historical.

Origin

Late 15th century; earliest use found in Trevisa's Bartholomeus De Proprietatibus Rerum. From rough + footed.

Pronunciation

rough-footed

/ˌrʌfˈfʊtɪd/