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”).
- She was barefoot too, remember?
- I'm like some poor farm girl, barefoot as the day I was born.
- Padding barefoot across the footbridge, she joined Alex.
- "I might as well go barefoot," she muttered, limping to the stove.
- Natasha jumped up, snatched up her slippers, and ran barefoot to her own room.