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turkey-trot

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

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 of turkey trot
1830-1840
1830-40, Americanism
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  • The turkey-trot is only vulgar when vulgar people dance it, and they'd be vulgar anyway, anywhere.

    What Will People Say? Rupert Hughes
  • She was so advanced, the styles had fairly to trot, or turkey-trot, to keep up with her.

    Nothing But the Truth Frederic S. Isham
  • The tango and the turkey-trot had spread overseas, and royalties trod on Persis' toes as they bungled the steps like yokels.

    What Will People Say? Rupert Hughes
  • It was finally agreed that they were to lunch late, take a little spin round town, and then turkey-trot again in the afternoon.

    What Will People Say? Rupert Hughes
  • Also she whistled, and did a quiet suspicion of a turkey-trot with her feet.

    The Penalty Gouverneur Morris
  • Boys, if I had been a young man the chances are I would have started down the "turkey-trot" road that evening.

  • The very names of the dances were atrocious—bunny-hug, Texas Tommy, grizzly bear, turkey-trot.

    What Will People Say? Rupert Hughes
  • There was general agreement that it was high time to turkey-trot again.

    What Will People Say? Rupert Hughes
  • Everywhere in that day there seemed to be a band somewhere playing a turkey-trot.

    What Will People Say? Rupert Hughes
British Dictionary definitions for turkey-trot

turkey trot

noun
1.
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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