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turkey trot

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
1830-40, Americanism


[tur-kee-trot] /ˈtɜr kiˌtrɒt/
verb (used without object), turkey-trotted, turkey-trotting.
to dance the turkey trot. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • You mean the turkey trot and the tango and the one-step and the fox trot and the hesitation?

    Skinner's Dress Suit Henry Irving Dodge
  • Introduced the turkey trot and the salome dance at Versailles.

  • And what do you think, one of them young nin-com-poops come and asked me if I wouldn't like to turkey trot.

    Drusilla with a Million Elizabeth Cooper
  • That, I believe, is a highly fashionable performance called the turkey trot.

    Kildares of Storm Eleanor Mercein Kelly
  • She had read it over twice before showing it to her father and to turkey trot.

    Green Eyes Roy J. Snell
British Dictionary definitions for turkey trot

turkey trot

an early ragtime one-step, popular in the period of World War I
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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