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big-foot

[cf. Sra. bigi-foetoe elephantiasis WST, and possible influence from an earlier form parallel to Jam. bufutu big, clumsy DJE or Kilo gbɔfɔtɔ idem, from Temne buf thɛ KED] adj. (of people) fat, clumsy: 1936 Dis big-foot feller got nerve t'ax me fer job (Dupuch 23). (Black)

Tags: adjective, anatomy, Jamaican

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Last update: 2010-09-04 15:36
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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