turkey trot

turkey trot

noun
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:
1830–40, Americanism

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turkey-trot

[tur-kee-trot]
verb (used without object), turkey-trotted, turkey-trotting.
to dance the turkey trot.
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turkey trot
 
n
an early ragtime one-step, popular in the period of World War I

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