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hoofer

slang A dancer, especially a professional one. Often a tap dancer. Cynthia is one talented hoofer—I bet we'll see her in the Rockettes one day! Ever since my foot injury, my career as a hoofer has been on hold.
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hoofer

n. a (professional) dancer. Clare was a hoofer when she was younger and lighter.
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