tap dance

noun
a dance in which the rhythm or rhythmical variation is audibly tapped out with the toe or heel by a dancer wearing shoes with special hard soles or with taps.

Origin:
probably earlier than 1925–30

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tap-dance

[tap-dans, -dahns]
verb (used without object), tap-danced, tap-dancing.
to perform a tap dance.

Origin:
1925–30

tap-dancer, noun
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tap dance
 
n
1.  a step dance in which the performer wears shoes equipped with taps that make a rhythmic sound on the stage as he dances
 
vb
2.  to perform a tap dance
 
'tap-dancer
 
n
 
'tap-dancing
 
n

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The gift of coolheadedness or the ability to tap-dance.
The few times when he had to kind of tap-dance as president, you could always tell.
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