Dan Tucker

noun

Dan Tuck·​er
(ˈ)danˈtəkə(r)
: an American rustic dance in which extra men singing a song choose partners from a circle formed at a signal by those dancing

Word History

Etymology

probably from (Old) Dan Tucker, song by Daniel D. Emmett †1904 American composer, to the accompaniment of which it was danced

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“Dan Tucker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dan%20Tucker. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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