1. a syncopated ballroom dance formerly popular in the US;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Turkey-trot \Tur"key-trot`\, n.
An eccentric ragtime dance, danced with the feet well apart
and with a characteristic rise on the ball of the foot,
followed by a drop upon the heel. The original form, owing to
the positions assumed by the dancers, is offensively
suggestive. Similar dances are the
bunny hug and
grizzly bear, so called in allusion to the movements and
the positions assumed by the partners in dancing.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a syncopated ballroom dance formerly popular in the US