turkey trot

noun

Definition of 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

Examples of turkey trot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The goal for this year’s turkey trot is 2,800 turkeys and $28,000 in monetary donations. Steven Goode, courant.com, "On Turkey Tuesday, Foodshare turns to online giving to meet unprecedented demand for help," 17 Nov. 2020 There’s a good reason to pay to participate in a turkey trot. Los Angeles Times, "Turkey trots are going virtual. These nine raise money for charity," 16 Nov. 2020 America’s first turkey trot took place more than a century ago. Taylor Murphy, Good Housekeeping, "25 Best Thanksgiving Trivia Facts to Impress Your Friends This Holiday," 22 July 2020 Runners at a Dallas turkey trot set a world record by dressing up as turkeys. Taylor Murphy, Good Housekeeping, "25 Best Thanksgiving Trivia Facts to Impress Your Friends This Holiday," 22 July 2020

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First Known Use of turkey trot

1908, in the meaning defined above

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9 Dec 2020

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“Turkey trot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turkey%20trot. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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