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Origin of trot

1
First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English verb trotten, trot(te), from Middle French trot(t)er, from Germanic; akin to Old High German trottōn “to tread,” Middle High German trotten “to run”; noun derivative of the verb

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

Other definitions for trot (2 of 2)

trot2
[ trot ]
/ trɒt /

noun
a short line with hooks, attached to the trotline.

Origin of trot

2
First recorded in 1880–85; short for trotline
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How to use trot in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for trot (1 of 2)

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 (2 of 2)

Trot
/ (trɒt) /

noun
informal a follower of Trotsky; Trotskyist
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Other Idioms and Phrases with trot

trot

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