dance-off

noun
\ ˈdan(t)s-ˌȯf How to pronounce dance-off (audio) , ˈdän(t)s- \
plural dance-offs

Definition of dance-off

: a dancing competition The finals were a dance-off—one by one, each girl danced her routine alone, on stage, in front of an auditorium full of hundreds of strangers.— Mark Coddington One night they happened to catch a fox trot performed on Dancing With the Stars, the ABC battle-of-the-ballroom hit that paired … celebrities with professional dancers in a six-week dance-off.— Michelle Andrews

First Known Use of dance-off

1967, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dance-off

dance entry 1 + -off

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The first known use of dance-off was in 1967

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“Dance-off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dance-off. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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