Definition of foot evil in US English:

foot evil

noun

US
rare, historical
  • Disease of the foot in a person or animal; especially (a) mud fever (of horses); (b) bovine footrot.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in William Turner (d. 1568), naturalist and religious controversialist. From foot + evil.

Pronunciation

foot evil

/ˈfʊt ˌiːvl/