Definitions

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  • n. A folk dance from Bavaria and Austria in which the thighs and the soles of the shoes are slapped

Etymologies

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German shoe + to slap

Examples

  • After several tense seconds and a series of face-contorting expressions to rival Jim Carrey, thirteen-year-old Evan O'Dorney correctly spelled schuhplattler -- a Bavarian courtship dance -- and we were hooked.

    Brenda Scott Royce: Last Speller Standing

  • Other schuhplattler clubs from around North America are expected to join the local group in this two-day celebration.

    The Sheboygan Press Latest Headlines

  • After returning to Blue Harbor, all the schuhplattler clubs from around North America will perform with the local group.

    The Sheboygan Press Latest Headlines

  • Truth be told, i've come to dread joints that advertise themselves as "real" biergartens the way that loreley does on the ballpoint pen i used to sign my credit card receipt. "real" usually means a humiliated staff dusting off their two semesters of Deutsch while dressed in either a dirndl or lederhosen or a wool trenker hat and dancing the schuhplattler between shifts. happily, there was none of that at loreley. the servers, in street clothes, appeared well-trained on the authentic cuisine of renowned German chef torsten Zeibold - even reminding me that Wiener schnitzel is thinly pounded pork, and would go well with my choice of draught beer.

    New York Press

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