poussette

poussette

[poo-set]
noun
1.
a dance step in which a couple or several couples dance around the ballroom, holding hands, as in country dances.
verb (used without object), poussetted, poussetting.
2.
to perform a poussette, as a couple in a country dance.

Origin:
1805–15; < French, equivalent to pouss(er) to push + -ette -ette

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poussette (puːˈsɛt)
 
n
1.  a figure in country dancing in which couples hold hands and move up or down the set to change positions
 
vb
2.  (intr) to perform such a figure
 
[C19: from French, from pousser to push]

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