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verb (used without object)
  1. to dance the one-step.

Origin of one-step

First recorded in 1910–15 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for one-step

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

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British Dictionary definitions for one-step


  1. an early 20th-century ballroom dance with long quick steps, the precursor of the foxtrot
  2. a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance
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