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verb (used without object), fox-trot·ted, fox-trot·ting.
  1. to dance a fox trot.

Origin of fox-trot

First recorded in 1915–20 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for foxtrot

disco, waltz, rock, samba, tango, tap, skip, jump, shimmy, trip, caper, jig, leap, hop, frolic, sway, cavort, hustle, whirl, strut

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Historical Examples of foxtrot

  • A fellow who could foxtrot as he could swept all before him.

    The Portygee

    Joseph Crosby Lincoln

British Dictionary definitions for foxtrot


  1. a ballroom dance in quadruple time, combining short and long steps in various sequences
verb -trots, -trotting or -trotted
  1. (intr) to perform this dance


  1. communications a code word for the letter f
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