poussette

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

Definition of poussette

intransitive verb

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

First Known Use of poussette

1798, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for poussette

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

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“Poussette.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poussette. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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