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fox′ trot`

1. a ballroom dance in duple meter characterized by various combinations of slow and quick steps.
2. a pace, as of a horse, consisting of a series of short steps.
[1870–75, Amer.]


v.i. -trot•ted, -trot•ting.
to dance a fox trot.


A twentieth-century American ballroom dance that consists of easy walking steps to syncopated rhythms.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: - a ballroom dance in quadruple timefox-trot - a ballroom dance in quadruple time; combines short and long and fast and slow steps fixed sequences
ballroom dance, ballroom dancing - any of a variety of social dances performed by couples in a ballroom
References in classic literature ?
This girl wants it to be a fox-trot. You've got habits which you have had for a dozen years.
He seemed "like a fox-trot man caught in a rock 'n' roll culture," New York Times reporter R.W.
Dupe was a beautiful dancer especially to the steps of waltz, fox-trot, quick-step etc.
We did a kind of modern fox-trot, and she followed me very well.
Le Bran Elite students led by Bing Pimentel, Helen Siy and Corazon Zamora danced the fox-trot, while the Le Bran instructors performed a Brazilian samba.
Para el segundo acto, se ofrecio un fox-trot excentrico a cargo de las primeras bailarinas Maria y Minna Corio, y concluyo el programa con la participacion de la propietaria y su socio, Juan Palmer, interpretando un tango argentino.
So open up the dance halls Let's go out and have some fun Enjoy this life we've got Let's sing, and dance and shimmy Strike up the band - let's swing and sway And do the old fox-trot. Fran Roberts Coundon
Los estilos dancisticos resultan repetitivos, igual se ejecuta un danzon que un fox-trot o se deslizan por el tubo ...
He said that he had dance lessons, asserting that they did the fox-trot, and he was really struggling with it, and the dance teacher said, 'You know what you need to do?
When the door half-opens, in comes a bit of "fox-trot."
Dances include the quickstep, fox-trot, Charleston, cha-cha, rumba, paso doble and jive.
Luckyth Roberts), and the fox-trot (Sousa's Peaches and Cream).