quick·​step | \ ˈkwik-ˌstep How to pronounce quickstep (audio) \

Definition of quickstep

: a spirited march tune usually accompanying a march in quick time

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Singer Debbie Gibson had more confidence and style on her quickstep. Hal Boedeker, OrlandoSentinel.com, "'DWTS': Tom Bergeron is MVP," 26 Sep. 2017 Gaining on last week's score by a full three points, the '80s singer exuded a newfound confidence with her quickstep. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, "'Dancing With the Stars' Season 25 Week 2 Recap: Barbara Corcoran Is the First Contestant to Be Eliminated," 25 Sep. 2017 Just after 20 seconds into their musical-themed quickstep, Lachey’s red-hot skirt fell to her feet. Natalie Stone, PEOPLE.com, "Major DWTS Wardrobe Malfunction! Vanessa Lachey Loses Her Red-Hot Skirt During a 'Quickstep on Steroids'," 24 Oct. 2017 Then Muniz performed a delightful quickstep, and Inaba praised the dance’s joy. Hal Boedeker, OrlandoSentinel.com, "'Dancing With the Stars': Who's out, who wowed," 9 Oct. 2017 My personal favorite was the quickstep by former Cubs catcher David Ross and Lindsay Arnold. Jacquie Oliverius, The Mercury News, "‘Dancing With the Stars’: Simone Biles soars, others surprise in Season 24 premiere," 21 Mar. 2017 After seven seasons (including one strange Rick Perry quickstep), Emma finally gets her mirror ball alongside Rashad. Justin Kirkland, USA TODAY, "'DWTS': Rashad Jennings takes the mirror ball, Normani Kordei places third," 24 May 2017 Haslet, 35, was a professional ballroom dancer who received a prosthetic blade to do the quickstep and the jive, and only then decided to take up running. The Associated Press, New York Times, "In Olympic Year, Boston Marathon Is Short on Americans," 18 Apr. 2016

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First Known Use of quickstep

circa 1811, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of quickstep was circa 1811

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