cut a rug

Definition of cut a rug

old-fashioned slang
:to dance in an energetic way
  • He's not young anymore, but he can still cut a rug on the dance floor.

Word by Word Definitions

cut play
  1. : to penetrate with or as if with an edged instrument

  2. : to hurt the feelings of

  3. : to strike sharply with a cutting effect

  1. : a product of cutting: such as

  2. : an opening made with an edged instrument

  3. : a wound made by something sharp : gash

  1. : marked by a well-developed and highly defined musculature

rug play
  1. : lap robe

  2. : a piece of thick heavy fabric that usually has a nap or pile and is used as a floor covering

  3. : a floor mat of an animal pelt


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