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 The fit wasn’t right for a woman who once showed up at a Thanksgiving Day turkey trot dressed in a turkey suit. Don Norcross, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Jan. 2022 Gobble, gobble: After your holiday meal, no better way to feel a little lighter than participating in a turkey trot. Holly Baumbach, chicagotribune.com, 26 Nov. 2021 The Boston Marathon might be America’s most famous race, but the turkey trot is the country’s oldest continuous one. Jacob Sweet, The New Yorker, 24 Nov. 2021 Why not start your holiday by running a turkey trot? Shanti Lerner, The Arizona Republic, 17 Nov. 2021 Thanksgiving will stretch across five days with a treasure hunt, arts and crafts, cooking classes, a 5K turkey trot and thankful sunset yoga. Jennifer Kester, Forbes, 4 Nov. 2021 The goal for this year’s turkey trot is 2,800 turkeys and $28,000 in monetary donations. Steven Goode, courant.com, 17 Nov. 2020 There’s a good reason to pay to participate in a turkey trot. Los Angeles Times, 16 Nov. 2020 America’s first turkey trot took place more than a century ago. Taylor Murphy, Good Housekeeping, 22 July 2020

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First Known Use of turkey trot

1908, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of turkey trot was in 1908

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Last Updated

20 Jan 2022

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“Turkey trot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turkey%20trot. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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