bobbing Joan

noun
bob·​bing Joan | \ ˈbäbiŋ¦jōn \

Definition of bobbing Joan

dialectal, England
: a lively rustic dance

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History and Etymology for bobbing Joan

from the present participle of bob entry 1 + the name Joan

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“Bobbing Joan.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bobbing%20Joan. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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