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fox trot

1

noun

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


fox-trot

2

[ foks-trot ]

verb (used without object)

, fox-trot·ted, fox-trot·ting.
  1. to dance a fox trot.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of fox trot1

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75

Origin of fox trot2

First recorded in 1915–20

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Example Sentences

In the aftermath of Boo-gate, Bristol “The Pistol” Palin came out with guns a-blazing for her fox trot.

"This is something like," sighed Bolivar, falling easily into Columbine's smooth fox-trot.

One-step, fox-trot and a Lulu Fado followed in smooth succession.

But the Mexican merely touched his flapping sombrero and rode on at the shuffling fox-trot.

Bergstrom's two-piece orchestra was in the throes of its jazziest fox-trot number.

And again we rode softly for miles over greensward through the cattle, at a gentle fox trot, so as not to disturb them.

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