Paul Jones


: a method of changing partners during a dance whereby at a signal the dancers form a circle and execute a grand right and left until at another signal each man resumes the original dance taking as his new partner the lady who is opposite him

Word History


probably after John Paul Jones †1792 American naval officer and hero of the American Revolution

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“Paul Jones.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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