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  • n. Alternative form of turkey trot.
  • v. Alternative form of turkey trot.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An eccentric ragtime dance, danced with the feet well apart and with a characteristic rise on the ball of the foot, followed by a drop upon the heel. The original form, owing to the positions assumed by the dancers, is offensively suggestive. Similar dances are the bunny hug and grizzly bear, so called in allusion to the movements and the positions assumed by the partners in dancing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an early ragtime one-step

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Examples

  • "Hallo, Miss Gibbs -- practising the turkey-trot, or what?"

    The Making of a Soul

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

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  • Ben present a more impressive appearance when, finally, he began to turkey-trot down Maple Avenue.

    Missy

  • Temple of Jimjambo, doing the turkey-trot and the fox-trot and the grizzly-bear and the bunny-hug in the arms of a young man with the face of a bulldog.

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  • All this he discovered while he stood in the doorway of the Hotel de Soto grill, and watched Nell, the ex-chambermaid of the Temple of Jimjambo, doing the turkey-trot and the fox-trot and the grizzly-bear and the bunny-hug in the arms of a young man with the face of a bulldog.

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  • "Always begin Christmas with a turkey-trot!" he chanted.

    Captain Jim

  • The old men on the Exchange play golf all day, and the young ones turkey-trot all night.

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  • I am optimistic; I laugh; I play cards for money; I turkey-trot.

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  • He met her at one of those roof-garden, midnight cabaret, turkey-trot palaces in New York -- "

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  • "I moseyed home in a turkey-trot, got Jim and Sanders and the little waggin, went arter 'um, and, I tell you, we had nice livin' fur a fortnight.

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