Green’s Dictionary of Slang

hoof v.

also hoof it
[hoof n.]

1. [mid-17C+] (also huff it) to walk, to go on foot.

2. [late 19C+] to run.

3. [20C+] to kick, also in fig. use.

4. [1910s+] (also hoofer) to dance.

5. [1950s] (US) to work hard.

6. [1980s+] (US campus) to hurry.

7. [1990s+] to engage enthusiastically in something.

In compounds

hoofball (n.)

[1910s] (Aus.) Australian Rules Football.

In phrases

hoof out (v.)

1. [late 19C+] to throw out, to expel.

2. [1940s] to leave, to be dismissed.