- a round dance performed by couples to ragtime.
- a piece of music for this dance.
- to dance the one-step.
Origin of one-step
Related Words for one-stepdisco, waltz, rock, samba, tango, tap, skip, jump, shimmy, trip, caper, jig, leap, hop, frolic, sway, cavort, hustle, whirl, strut
Examples from the Web for one-step
Contemporary Examples of one-step
His life as the child of a vaudeville couple was one-step above living in the circus—cheap hotels and rooming houses were home.Mickey Rooney Was Hollywood’s Golden Age Showman
April 7, 2014
Historical Examples of one-step
A one-step was just over, and the dancers were crowding the foyer.
Elderly ladies loved to have him one-step with them and squeeze their elbows.The Innocents
One-step, fox-trot and a Lulu Fado followed in smooth succession.A Man's Hearth
Eleanor M. Ingram
For what was a two-step now compared to the one-step which Pee-wee had taken?Pee-Wee Harris Adrift
Percy Keese Fitzhugh
The very nature of the waltz contrasted sharply with the one-step.The Blood Red Dawn
Charles Caldwell Dobie
- an early 20th-century ballroom dance with long quick steps, the precursor of the foxtrot
- a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance