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.
Origin of trot1
Examples from the Web for trotted
Contemporary Examples of trotted
French media have trotted out specialists to explain the phenomenon and have generally pinpointed its origins abroad.French Freak-Out Over Creepy Clowns
October 31, 2014
And the old arguments for inaction will be trotted out for the next president, as well.Border Kids Crisis—Impotent Congress
July 10, 2014
Even for films whose obvious flaws have been trotted out time and again.The Witty Genius of YouTube’s CinemaSins: Everything Wrong with Your Favorite Movie
April 3, 2014
Five months later, de Blasio won the primary and then trotted through the finish line.De Blasio Whipped by Horse Lobby
March 8, 2014
The same excuse was trotted out when the January ADP number came in weak.The True Cost of Extreme Weather…Or is it Climate Change?
February 13, 2014
Historical Examples of trotted
For a moment we lingered, then faced to the left, trotted, galloped.
Then we galloped, then trotted again, galloped, walked and trotted again.
One careless sniff had satisfied his mate, and she trotted on to reassure him.
Its nose was to the trail, and it trotted with a peculiar, sliding, effortless gait.
So he turned tail philosophically and trotted on up the stream.
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
- NZtrotting races
Word Origin for trot
c.1300, from Old French trot (12c.), from troter "to trot, to go," from Frankish *trotton (cf. Old High German trotton "to tread"), from a variant of the Germanic base of tread (v.). The trots "diarrhea" is recorded from 1808 (cf. the runs).
late 14c., from Old French troter "to trot, to go," from Frankish *trotton (see trot (n.). Italian trottare, Spanish trotar also are borrowed from Germanic. To trot (something) out originally (1838) was in reference to horses; figurative sense of "produce and display for admiration" is slang first recorded 1845. Related: Trotted; trotting.
In addition to the idiom beginning with trot
- trot out
- hot to trot