Paul Jones

\ ˈpȯlˈjōnz \

Definition of 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

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History and Etymology for Paul Jones

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 2 Dec. 2020.

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