from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To dance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To dance.


Sorry, no etymologies found.



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  • From Thomas Carlyle's The French Revolution

    March 6, 2011

  • The word is from Latin tripudium, stamping on the ground, which is perhaps from words meaning "three" and "foot," indicating a measured dance of some sort, particularly during a religious ritual.

    In Love’s Meinie by John Ruskin: “And observe also, that of the three types of lout, whose combined chorus and tripudiation leads the present British Constitution its devil’s dance, this last and smoothest type is also the dullest.�?

    January 17, 2009

  • 1. To dance, skip, or leap for joy, or with excitement; to exult. 2. To trample, stamp, or jump (on or upon) in contempt or triumph.

    OED says this word is "Now rare and affected." Silly OED.

    October 13, 2008