skirt-dance

1 of 2

intransitive verb

: to execute a skirt dance
skirt-dancer
ˈ⸗ˌ⸗⸗
noun

skirt dance

2 of 2

noun

1
: a ballet dance popular in the 19th century distinguished by the dancer's manipulations of her long flowing and varicolored skirts or drapery
2
: a folk dance (such as the chiapanecas) accompanied by the manipulation of full skirts or drapery

Word History

Etymology

Intransitive verb

skirt entry 1 + dance, verb

Noun

skirt entry 1 + dance, noun

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“Skirt-dance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/skirt-dance. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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