turkey trot


: a ragtime dance danced with the feet well apart and with a characteristic rise on the ball of the foot followed by a drop upon the heel

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Don’t skip your Thanksgiving turkey trot. Los Angeles Times, 19 Nov. 2020 Long live the turkey trot. Jacob Sweet, The New Yorker, 24 Nov. 2021 In his defense, the turkey trot was controversial. Washington Post, 21 Jan. 2021 Did Wilson fear the turkey trot? Washington Post, 21 Jan. 2021 The idea of exercising before indulging in a Thanksgiving feast is the impetus behind the turkey trot—a community run usually held on Thanksgiving Day. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Nov. 2022 On Thursday, November 24, tens of thousands will lace up for their local turkey trot. Taylor Dutch, Outside Online, 22 Nov. 2022 Organizers bill it as the city’s first turkey trot. Blake Nelsonstaff Reporter, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Nov. 2022 For instance, some folks and families participate in a turkey trot run earlier in the day. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, 23 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1908, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of turkey trot was in 1908

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“Turkey trot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turkey%20trot. Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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