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buck and wing

a tap dance derived in style from black and Irish clog dances, marked especially by vigorous hopping, flinging of the legs, and clicking of the heels.
Origin of buck and wing
1890-95, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • For he heard in there sounds pertaining to his own art—the light, stirring staccato of a buck-and-wing dance.

    Rolling Stones O. Henry
  • Bottger insisted that the buck-and-wing and the double shuffle and other forms of jiggery were low.

    We Can't Have Everything Rupert Hughes
  • Roland's heart executed the opening steps of a buck-and-wing dance.

    A Man of Means P. G. Wodehouse and C. H. Bovill
  • Whereupon two or three youngsters jumped out and performed a good imitation of a buck-and-wing dance.

    Negritos of Zambales William Allan Reed
British Dictionary definitions for buck-and-wing

buck and wing

(US) a boisterous tap dance, derived from Black and Irish clog dances
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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