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An exuberant dance that originated in France, performed by women and marked by high kicking.
(Dancing) a high-kicking dance performed by a female chorus, originating in the music halls of 19th-century Paris
[C19: from French, of uncertain origin]
a lively high-kicking dance that came into vogue about 1830 in Paris and after 1844 was used as an exhibition dance.
1. An energetic dance performed by women, involving high kicks and the lifting of frothy skirts.
2. A composition in 2/4 time in which one part is repeated by and overlaps another. In vogue in Paris in the 1830s.