Definition of whole-footed in US English:

whole-footed

adjective

  • 1Having hoofs which are not cloven; having the toes of each foot joined together (as by being webbed). Now historical and rare.

  • 2Treading with the whole foot on the ground, not lightly or on tiptoe; heavy-footed. Now rare.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in John Trevisa (c1342–?1402), translator. From whole + foot + -ed.

Pronunciation

whole-footed

/ˌhəʊlˈfʊtɪd/