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  1. a round dance performed by couples to ragtime.
  2. a piece of music for this dance.
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verb (used without object)
  1. to dance the one-step.
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Origin of one-step

First recorded in 1910–15
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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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