a ballroom dance in duple meter, marked by sliding steps.
a piece of music for, or in the rhythm of, this dance.

verb (used without object), two-stepped, two-step·ping.

to dance the two-step.

Nearby words

  1. two-speed,
  2. two-spirit,
  3. two-spot,
  4. two-spotted spider mite,
  5. two-star,
  6. two-step exercise test,
  7. two-stroke,
  8. two-stroke cycle,
  9. two-suiter,
  10. two-tailed

Origin of two-step

First recorded in 1890–95 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for two-step



an old-time dance in duple time
a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of such a dance
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