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turkey trot (plural turkey trots)
- A dance popular in the first two decades of the 20th century, consisting of exaggerated bird-like movements performed to fast-paced ragtime music.
- 1919, Frank L. Packard, The Further Adventures of Jimmie Dale, ch. 9:
- From the direction of "The Yellow Lantern" . . . arose the strident notes of a tinny piano beating blatantly the measure of a turkey trot.
- 1985 Sept. 30, Guy D. Garcia, "People," Time:
- Still, music fans who feared that rockabilly might eventually go the way of the turkey trot can take heart.
to turkey trot (third-person singular simple present turkey trots, present participle turkey trotting, simple past and past participle turkey trotted)
- To dance a turkey trot.
- 1914, Rex Ellingwood Beach, The Auction Block, ch. 4:
- The old men on the Exchange play golf all day, and the young ones turkey-trot all night.