fox-trot

[ foks-trot ]
/ ˈfɒksˌtrɒt /

verb (used without object), fox-trot·ted, fox-trot·ting.

to dance a fox trot.

Origin of fox-trot

First recorded in 1915–20

Definition for fox-trot (2 of 2)

fox trot

noun

a social dance, in quadruple meter, performed by couples, characterized by various combinations of slow and quick steps.
a pace, as of a horse, consisting of a series of short steps, as in slackening from a trot to a walk.

Origin of fox trot

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75
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