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noun
a dance by a set of four couples arranged in a square or in some set form.
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Origin of square dance

First recorded in 1865–70

OTHER WORDS FROM square dance

square dancer, nounsquare dancing, noun

Other definitions for square dance (2 of 2)

square-dance
[ skwair-dans, -dahns ]
/ ˈskwɛərˌdæns, -ˌdɑns /

verb (used without object), square-danced, square-danc·ing.
to perform or participate in a square dance.
to participate in a hoedown.

Origin of square-dance

First recorded in 1955–60
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British Dictionary definitions for square dance

square dance

noun
mainly US and Canadian any of various formation dances, such as a quadrille, in which the couples form squares
verb square-dance
(intr) to perform such a dance

Derived forms of square dance

square-dancer, noun
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