foxtrot etymology

English word foxtrot comes from English trot, English fox

Detailed word origin of foxtrot

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
trot English (eng) (intransitive, of a horse) To move at a gait between a walk and a canter.. (transitive) To cause to move, as a horse or other animal, in the pace called a trot; to cause to run without galloping or cantering.. To walk rapidly. (Australia, New Zealand, with "good" or "bad") A run of luck or fortune.. (Australia, obsolete) A succession of heads thrown in a game of two-up.. (archaic, [...]
fox English (eng) (intransitive) To act slyly or craftily.. (intransitive) To discolour paper. Fox marks are spots on paper caused by humidity.. (intransitive) To turn sour; said of beer, etc., when it sours in fermenting.. (transitive) To confuse or baffle (someone).. (transitive) To intoxicate; to stupefy with drink.. (transitive) To make sour, as beer, by causing it to ferment.. (transitive) To repair [...]
foxtrot English (eng) A ballroom dance with a slow-slow-quick-quick rhythm.. The letter F in the ICAO spelling alphabet. To dance the foxtrot.

Words with the same origin as foxtrot

Descendants of fox
sour grapes