verb (used without object), trot·ted, trot·ting.
verb (used with object), trot·ted, trot·ting.
- to bring forward for inspection.
- to bring to the attention of; introduce; submit: He trots out his old jokes at every party.
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Origin of trot1
usage note for trot
OTHER WORDS FROM trotun·trot·ted, adjective
Words nearby trot
British Dictionary definitions for trot out (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for trot out (2 of 3)
verb trots, trotting or trotted
- one of the short lines attached to a trotline
- the trotline
- one after the otherto read two books on the trot
- busy, esp on one's feet
- NZ trotting races
Word Origin for trot
British Dictionary definitions for trot out (3 of 3)
Idioms and Phrases with trot out (1 of 2)
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)
In addition to the idiom beginning with trot
- trot out
- hot to trot