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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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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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Rudeoafnerdyev

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: roo/dofe/nurdy/ev

Sentence: Anna Pavlova's boyfriend thought he was the most graceful dancer on the floor but his bone crunching side kicks earned him the nickname rudeoafnerdyev.

Etymology: rude (clumsy) + oaf (awkward lout)+ nerdy + Rudolf Nureyev

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COMMENTS:

It is tutu much for us! - Nosila, 2009-07-11: 01:40:00

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Coordinainted

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: co-ORD-in-aynt-ed

Sentence: Finsterwald 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' (adept - skillful) and 'ain't' (alternative to 'isn't')

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Goosegetdown

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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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Choreseptic

Created by: focusteacher

Pronunciation: kor uh sep tik

Sentence: She wanted to dance, but Emily didn't know she'd been asked by a choreseptic.

Etymology: From the Greek khoros=dance, and the Greek septos=putrefying or rotten.

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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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Clodastaire

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: KLOD-uh-stair

Sentence: Theirs was a marriage, thought Roxie, to last a lifetime. But a few seconds after they had started to dance the bridal waltz, she was beginning to have second thoughts. Despite months of professional lessons and hours of practice every evening, Bob danced like a robot in armour. It was for her a pyrrhic victory: she had won her man, but almost lost her feet in the process. He was certainly no Fred Astaire or Gene Kelly - possibly a Ned Kelly; in fact, she concluded, very quickly, that he was a clodastaire.

Etymology: CLOD & ASTAIRE a stupid and awkward person who, despite plenty of professional help and practice,and hopes one day to dance like Fred Astaire, contines to dance like a three legged giraffe. CLODHOPPERS:a clumsy oaf, large and clumsy feet.

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COMMENTS:

Top hat old boy, it's swing time! Shall we dance? - Rutilus, 2008-05-29: 15:12:00

great word and funny sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-29: 10:19:00

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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Danserine

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: Dance+ANSERINE

Sentence: It is so hard not to laugh, he is such a danserine, I will not dance with him again.

Etymology: Dance+ANSERINE ANSERINE:1. of or pertaining to the subfamily Anserinae, of the family Anatidae, comprising the true geese. 2. resembling a goose; gooselike. 3. stupid; foolish; silly.

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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.