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Origin of trot

1
1250–1300; (v.) Middle English trotten < Middle French troter < Germanic; akin to Old High German trottōn to tread, whence Middle High German trotten to run; (noun) Middle English < Middle French, derivative of troter

usage note for trot

The meaning “old woman” is archaic, used with disparaging intent especially in contexts where the woman is regarded as mean, ugly, etc.

OTHER WORDS FROM trot

un·trot·ted, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for trot out (1 of 3)

trot out

verb

(tr, adverb) informal to bring forward, as for approbation or admiration, esp repeatedlyhe trots out the same excuses every time

British Dictionary definitions for trot out (2 of 3)

trot
/ (trɒt) /

verb trots, trotting or trotted

to move or cause to move at a trot
angling to fish (a fast-moving stream or river) by using a float and weighted line that carries the baited hook just above the bottom

noun

Word Origin for trot

C13: from Old French trot, from troter to trot, of Germanic origin; related to Middle High German trotten to run

British Dictionary definitions for trot out (3 of 3)

Trot
/ (trɒt) /

noun

informal a follower of Trotsky; Trotskyist
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Idioms and Phrases with trot out (1 of 2)

trot out

Bring out and show for inspection and admiration, as in He trotted out all his old war medals. This expression alludes to leading out a horse to show off its various paces, including the trot. [Colloquial; first half of 1800s]

Idioms and Phrases with trot out (2 of 2)

trot

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