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turkey trot

noun
1.
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
1830-1840
1830-40, Americanism

turkey-trot

[tur-kee-trot] /ˈtɜr kiˌtrɒt/
verb (used without object), turkey-trotted, turkey-trotting.
1.
to dance the turkey trot.
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turkey trot

noun
1.
an early ragtime one-step, popular in the period of World War I
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