turkey-trot

[ tur-kee-trot ]
/ ˈtɜr kiˌtrɒt /
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verb (used without object), tur·key-trot·ted, tur·key-trot·ting.

to dance the turkey trot.

Definition for turkey-trot (2 of 2)

turkey trot


noun

a round dance, danced by couples, properly to ragtime, the step being a springy walk with little or no bending of the knees, and accompanied by a swinging motion of the body with shoulder movements up and down.

Origin of turkey trot

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40
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British Dictionary definitions for turkey-trot

turkey trot


noun

an early ragtime one-step, popular in the period of World War I
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