turkey trot

noun

: 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 Many people enjoy running 5Ks for exercise or training for their local turkey trot. Claire Reid, Journal Sentinel, 24 Feb. 2024 This is the turkey trot, typically a 5- to 10-kilometer race, perhaps done for charity, which has become a delightfully contentious holiday tradition much like crack-of-dawn Black Friday lines and marshmallow topping on sweet potatoes. Taylor Kay Phillips, The Atlantic, 21 Nov. 2023 Why Does a Turkey Bob Its Head? Another characteristic of the turkey trot is the distinctive head bobbing while walking. Paul M. Sutter, Discover Magazine, 21 Nov. 2023 Highlights include a turkey trot, monthly birthday celebrations and a traditional Thanksgiving meal served at noon. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Nov. 2023 On Thursday, November 24, tens of thousands will lace up for their local turkey trot. Taylor Dutch, Outside Online, 23 Nov. 2022 How Runners Can Be Better Allies In the running community, many kick off Thanksgiving with a turkey trot in the morning. Taylor Dutch, Outside Online, 23 Nov. 2022 Race organizers released some new details Monday about the 114th annual turkey trot, held the morning of the holiday (Nov. 23 this year). Erin Couch, The Enquirer, 31 July 2023 America’s first turkey trot took place more than a century ago. Taylor Murphy, Good Housekeeping, 25 Aug. 2022

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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 15 Jul. 2024.

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