turkey trot


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 In 2017, there were more than 1 million finishers at over 1,000 [turkey trot] events. Cheryl Wischhover, Vox, "Thanksgiving is now the most popular race day in America.," 20 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of turkey trot

1908, in the meaning defined above

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Cite this Entry

“Turkey trot.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turkey%20trot. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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