moonwalk

[ moon-wawk ]
/ ˈmunˌwɔk /
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noun

an exploratory walk by an astronaut on the surface of the moon.

verb (used without object)

(of an astronaut) to walk on the surface of the moon.

Nearby words

  1. moonshiner,
  2. moonshot,
  3. moonstone,
  4. moonstricken,
  5. moonstruck,
  6. moonward,
  7. moonwort,
  8. moony,
  9. moor,
  10. moor grass

Origin of moonwalk

An Americanism dating back to 1965–70; moon + walk

Related formsmoon·walk·er, noun

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Word Origin and History for moonwalk

moonwalk

n.

"a walking on the moon," 1966, from moon (n.) + walk (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper