From Middle English barefote, barfot, from Old English bærfōt (“barefoot”), from Proto-Germanic *bazafōts (“barefoot”) equivalent to bare + foot. Cognate with Scots barefit (“barefoot”), Old Frisian berfōt ("barefoot"; modern Saterland Frisian boarfouts (“barefoot”, adv)), Dutch barrevoets (“barefoot”, adv), German barfuß (“barefoot”), Danish barfodet (“barefoot”), Swedish barfota (“barefoot”, adv), Icelandic berfættur (“barefoot”).
- I'm like some poor farm girl, barefoot as the day I was born.
- She was barefoot too, remember?
- Padding barefoot across the footbridge, she joined Alex.
- If they hadn't gone off playing those silly war games, Rosie the riveter would have stayed at home barefoot and pregnant the way women belong.
- Back at the house, she crossed the living room floor barefoot; her shoes in one hand and socks in the other.