animal step


Definition of animal step

: a dance step (as a fox trot, duck walk) named after and usually imitative of a beast, bird, or fish

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First Known Use of animal step

1951, in the meaning defined above

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“Animal step.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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