first foot, first fit
noun the first person to enter a house after midnight on New Year’s morning, considered as the bringer of good (or bad) luck for the year: Ye need a tall, dark handsome stranger for yer first fit. la18-.
verb first-footing to visit people in the early hours of New Year’s Day: A lot of Travellers came first-footing them and so there was a great ceilidh. 19-. etymology: Scots; attested by SS