Definition of rabbit's foot in US English:

rabbit's foot


  • The foot of a rabbit carried as a good luck charm.

    • ‘During WW II, lucky rabbit's feet and other good luck charms were endemic among aircrew, the loss of which often led to fatalistic acceptance that the next flight would be their last.’
    • ‘Lucky charms, such as photos of family, a rabbit's foot, cuddly toys, gems, horseshoes or four-leaf clovers, are popular.’
    • ‘Here I am, armed with my lucky rabbit's foot, salt shaker perched on my shoulder, St Christopher medallion on my chest and not a black cat or ladder in sight.’
    • ‘A rabbit's foot brings good luck, though I'm sure all those the three-legged rabbits wouldn't necessarily agree.’
    • ‘Is there much difference among selling holy water, crucifixes, Kabbala strings, mandalas, rosary beads, horoscopes, Buddhist prayer beads, or rabbit's feet as supernatural charms?’
    • ‘And a man who previously appeared to have been born under a four-leaf clover while holding a rabbit's foot and a lucky horseshoe simply ran out of good fortune.’
    • ‘This group is also the most likely to carry something like a coin, a rabbit's foot, or a necklace for good luck.’
    • ‘Charlie attributes his lousy luck to the loss of his rabbit's foot and horseshoe.’
    • ‘My fingers are permanently crossed behind my back and I'm carrying my four leaf clover, horse shoe and rabbit's foot.’
    • ‘Carry a rabbit's foot, by all means, if it gives you a sense of ‘luckiness’; but be aware that it's you, not the ‘lucky charm’, that attracts good luck.’