slow drag

noun

: a popular dance in slow tempo originating in New Orleans in the late 19th century
also : the ragtime music for such a dance
The slow drag was mentioned throughout the ragtime period, but never in significant numbers. Edward A. Berlin, Ragtime, 1980

Word History

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of slow drag was in 1899

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“Slow drag.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slow%20drag. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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