pi·​geon·​wing ˈpi-jən-ˌwiŋ How to pronounce pigeonwing (audio)
: a fancy dance step executed by jumping and striking the legs together

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1808, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pigeonwing was circa 1808

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“Pigeonwing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pigeonwing. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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