First-footing definition

Alternative spelling of first footing.
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(Scotland) The practice, during Hogmanay, of visiting friends and family, especially to be the first person to cross a home's threshold after midnight on New Year's Eve bearing a small gift.
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Origin of first-footing

  • From Scots tae first-fit (“to be the first to visit at the new year”, literally “to first-foot”).

    From Wiktionary