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- A dance popular in the first two decades of the 20th century, consisting of exaggerated bird-like movements performed to fast-paced ragtime music.
1919, Frank L. Packard, chapter 9, in The Further Adventures of Jimmie Dale:
- From the direction of "The Yellow Lantern" . . . arose the strident notes of a tinny piano beating blatantly the measure of a turkey trot.
- 1985 Sept. 30, Guy D. Garcia, "People," Time:
- Still, music fans who feared that rockabilly might eventually go the way of the turkey trot can take heart.
- To dance a turkey trot.
1914, Rex Ellingwood Beach, chapter 4, in The Auction Block:
- The old men on the Exchange play golf all day, and the young ones turkey-trot all night.
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