pous·​sette pü-ˈset How to pronounce poussette (audio)
poussetted; poussetting

intransitive verb

: to swing in a semicircle with hands joined with one's partner in a country-dance

Word History


French, game in which contestants cross pins with each attempting to get his pin on top, from pousser to push

First Known Use

1798, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of poussette was in 1798

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Cite this Entry

“Poussette.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poussette. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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