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noun

a tap dance derived in style from Irish clog dances and Black social dances, marked especially by vigorous hopping, flinging of the legs, and clicking of the heels.

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Origin of buck and wing

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95

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buck and wing

noun

US a boisterous tap dance, derived from Black and Irish clog dances
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