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Definition of "flatfoot" [flat• foot•foot]

  • A condition in which the arch of the foot is abnormally flattened down so that the entire sole makes contact with the ground. (noun)
  • Informal A person with flat feet. (noun)
  • Slang A police officer. (noun)
  • To walk in a flat-footed manner: "He flatfooted along, twirling his club” ( James T. Farrell). (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "flatfoot" in a sentence
  • "It is suited more for seated audiences than the foot-stomping dance I saw in Fries, which is known as flatfoot."
  • ""flatfoot" cop who walked his beat instead of driving a squad car."
  • "Of course the flatfoot that made the arrest claims Gates yelled at him."