clog dance


: a dance in which the performer wears clogs and beats out a clattering rhythm on the floor
clog dancer noun
clog dancing noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Morse has his timing down to a science, including when to leap over a chair, break into a clog dance or pause for rapturous applause. Christopher Arnott,, 19 June 2019 Can Reformed churches and celebrations of Dutch lace and clog dancing make newcomers feel welcome? The Economist, 24 May 2018 But the clog dancing paid off, and eventually led to his first acting role at the age of 12 as a pageboy in a stage production ofSherlock Holmes. 2. Paula Mejia, Newsweek, 16 Apr. 2015

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Word History

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of clog dance was in 1869

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Cite this Entry

“Clog dance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

clog dance

: a dance in which the dancers wear clogs and beat out a rhythm on the floor
clog dancer noun
clog dancing noun

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