Origin of rigadoon
Examples from the Web for rigadoon
She would dance you a rigadoon or cut a pigeon's wing for you very respectably.The Poet at the Breakfast Table|Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
And the Doctor looked as if he should like to rigadoon and sashy across as well as the young one he was talkin' about.Elsie Venner|Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
To build a city he had only to play a rigadoon and a minuet; but the other hero destroyed them by the sound of rams' horns.Voltaire's Romances|Franois-Marie Arouet
Arm in arm, their sabots clogging, they did a rigadoon down the winding road.The Ten-foot Chain|Achmed Abdullah
The dance itself is nothing; it might as well be called a Rigadoon or a Sailor's Hornpipe, so far as the steps go.Through the Mackenzie Basin|Charles Mair