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[foks-trot] /ˈfɒksˌtrɒt/

verb (used without object), fox-trotted, fox-trotting.
to dance a fox trot.
a social dance, in quadruple meter, performed by couples, characterized by various combinations of slow and quick steps.
a pace, as of a horse, consisting of a series of short steps, as in slackening from a trot to a walk.

also fox-trot, foxtrot, “pace with short steps,” such as a fox’s, 1872, from fox (n.) + trot (n.). As a type of popular dance, from 1915.


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