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'What do you think of my latest dance moves?'

DEFINITION: n. A person who, despite professional lessons and incessant practice, cannot dance without looking like a ruptured goose. v. To dance in an awkward or clumsy manner.

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Boogiewookiee

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: boŏgē woŏkē

Sentence: Tremor's girlfriend is sorry she ever suggested that he take dance lessons. His new style can be best described as boogiewookiee. He now loves to get his hairy, oversized body out on the dance floor and gyrate like a bowl of Jello during an earthquake. The last time they went to a dance club, somebody called 911 thinking that his spastic twitchings were caused by an epileptic seisure.

Etymology: boogie-woogie (a dance to fast pop or rock music) + Wookiee (a hairy alien species in Star Wars)

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super - Jabberwocky, 2009-07-10: 14:01:00

Out of this world! - Nosila, 2009-07-11: 01:44:00

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Gawkytrot

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: gaw/kee/trot

Sentence: Jenny hates going to weddings with Joe because he always wants to dance, but he can only gawkytrot his way around the dance floor.

Etymology: GAWKY (awkward; ungainly; clumsy) + FOXTROT (a dance in quadruple time; combines short and long and fast and slow steps in fixed sequences)

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COMMENTS:

Fav one, but you used it as a verb in the example... of course, it could be both a noun and a verb. - marumaru, 2009-07-10: 21:12:00

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Gawkytrot

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: gaw/kee/trot

Sentence: Jenny hates going to weddings with Joe because he always wants to dance, but he can only gawkytrot his way around the dance floor.

Etymology: GAWKYTROT - from GAWKY (awkward; ungainly; clumsy) + FOXTROT (a dance in quadruple time; combines short and long and fast and slow steps in fixed sequences)

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excellent - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-29: 10:23:00

Looks good to me - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-30: 06:39:00

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Pasdedoh

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: pah de dough

Sentence: Kenny was now firmly entrenched as a wallflower once he had been identified as a pasdedoh. His reputation for j j j jivegawking, sambungling, disco-verhegoesagain and tangoling had spread even to the lowliest of barn dances in the country surrounding his home town.

Etymology: pas de deux (dance for two esp. in ballet) + doh (exclamation of dismay)

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COMMENTS:

didn't get it until I read the pronunciation - very funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-29: 10:25:00

petaj Yes a little cryptic on first look. But someone voted for it. - petaj, 2008-05-30: 03:27:00

Entertaining. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-30: 06:47:00

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Coordinainted

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: co - ORD - in - aint - ed

Sentence: Dilwood was totally coordinainted, so much so that he gave new meaning to 'two left feet'...in fact at times he appeared to have THREE left feet and much to his consternation, he was absolutely unable to perform the footwork to any of the popular dances of the day.

Etymology: Blend of coordinated and ain't

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excellaint! - galwaywegian, 2008-05-29: 08:31:00

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Balldoomdancer

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: ball doom DANCE er

Sentence: He became known in dance lines as the balldoomdancer for his horrific dance technique. At each event he’d appear uninvited with a new partner, in uniquely garish costume. And there he’d manage to bring about a unique disaster: the Tango entaglement; the foul-smelling Fox Trots; the reviving of his partner after the Jive, the Pass-out Doble.

Etymology: From: ballroom dance and doom.

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Pass-out Doble...love it! - Nosila, 2009-07-10: 17:46:00

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Waddlewaltz

Created by: Filthy

Pronunciation: \'wä-dəl-ˈwȯl(t)s

Sentence: Elaine is such a waddlewaltz that the band launched into "the chicken dance" when she got to the wedding reception.

Etymology: WADDLE (to move forward while swaying from side to side; to move like a fowl) + WALTZ (a ballroom dance in 3⁄4 time with strong accent on the first beat and a basic pattern of step-step-close). Unsteady, flailing performers of highly choreographed, dance routines at the Indiana State Fair were privately termed waddlewaltzes by the unforgiving judges. The word circulated in the world of dance, making an appearance on the national stage when a guest judge used the term to describe a contestant on the reality TV program "So you think you can dance".

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Goosegetdown

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: goose-get-down

Sentence: John loved to dance and sing along with his favorite disco song,"Goosegetdown Tonight" from Poultry and the Sunshine Band. He would move around the dancefloor and sing at the top of his voice, "Do a goosey dance, Make some goosey love, goosedown tonight, goosedown tonight." Karen, however, was so embarassed by his moves that she wished the fox would come and take this grey goose by the neck.

Etymology: Wordplay on goosedown, + KC and the Sunshine band: "Get Down Tonight" + English folksong "The Fox Went out on a Chilly Night."

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LOL sentence! - splendiction, 2009-07-10: 23:43:00

Eider been so embarrassed if I was Karen! - Nosila, 2009-07-11: 01:43:00

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Riverdunce

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: rivvv err dun ssssss

Sentence: Michael Phatttley was such a riverdunce. His salsa was unpalatable, his hiphop a hipflop and his funky chicken a health hazard.

Etymology: riverdance, dunce

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COMMENTS:

Like it!! - TJayzz, 2008-05-29: 14:46:00

No sat in the corner for you, top of the class! Good stuff. - Rutilus, 2008-05-29: 15:08:00

I'm glad an Irishman came up with this one - very funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-29: 10:18:00

Michael's dancing sounds just like mine. Great word! - Mustang, 2008-05-29: 18:14:00

I think now he's doing the Liverdance! - Nosila, 2008-05-29: 22:16:00

I think I hear my Irish grandfather, telling me what he thinks of my dancing. Yep, sure but I much better at it, with a drop of Tullamore tonic, Longfella." - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-30: 06:44:00

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Hokahpokah

Created by: mikeysfbay

Pronunciation: hoe-ka-poe-ka

Sentence: Look at that hokahpokah makin' a fool of hisself!

Etymology: First used in New Orleans French Quarter during the early 1950's

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-05-29: 00:00:01
Today's definition was suggested by Mustang. Thank you Mustang. ~ James

Mustang - 2008-05-29: 18:13:00
Michael's dancing sounds just like mine. Great word!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-07-10: 00:04:00
Today's definition was suggested by Mustang. Thank you Mustang. ~ James

mrskellyscl mrskellyscl - 2009-07-10: 09:49:00
Whatup with the \\\\\\that appears whenever I type a quote or apostrophe?

artr artr - 2009-07-13: 13:25:00
Guest artist? New style? Reminds me a bit of Shel Silverstein.