Sir Roger de Coverley

noun Sir Rog·er de Cov·er·ley \sə(r)-ˌrä-jər-di-ˈkə-vər-lē\

Definition of Sir Roger de Coverley

  1. :  an English country-dance that resembles the Virginia reel

Origin and Etymology of sir roger de coverley

alteration of roger of coverley, probably from Roger, male given name + of + Coverley, a fictitious place name

First Known Use: 1804

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