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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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Mambozo

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: mam - bau - zau

Sentence: Sylvester did his best. He took lessons, he practiced and he watched famous dancers but all he could conjure up was the mambozo.

Etymology: mambo (a latin dance, similar in rhythm to the rumba), Bozo (a clown)

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mrskellyscl Great! I read this to the husband and he did a spit-take with his coffee. LOL! - mrskellyscl, 2009-07-10: 09:42:00

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Choreawkraphy

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kawr-ee-awk-ruh-fee

Sentence: I'm not sure you could say that Ronnie can't dance. He certainly has some interesting and athletic moves. It's just that his choeawkraphy and exuberance make it dangerous to be near him.

Etymology: choreography (the art of composing ballets and other dances) + awkward (lacking skill or dexterity)

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Messodoble

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Mess-oh-doh-blay

Sentence: Despite three and a half years ballroom dance lessons, Toby still resembled an emu with two left feet. His long suffering dance instructor had come to the conclusion that he was just a messodoble and there really was no hope.

Etymology: Mess, a state of confusion or difficuly + Pasodoble, a fast-paced ballroom dance based on a Latin American marching style. Origin, Spanish 'double step'. = Messodoble.

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nice! - galwaywegian, 2008-05-29: 11:52:00

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Rudeoafnerdyev

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: roo/dofe/nurdy/ev

Sentence: Anna Pavlova's boyfriend thought he 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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Benes

Created by: robcrow

Pronunciation: be / nes

Sentence: After thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours of dance lessons, Jimmy finally surrendered to the fact he was a benes, and would never be able to dance in public without making a complete fool of himself.

Etymology: Benes - from the character Elaine Benes in the popular 1990's sitcom Seinfeld. Elaine was a terrible dancer even though she thought she was fantastic. Her dancing represented a goose or some sort of deformed or retarded animal movement. To see a clip visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xi4O1yi6b0

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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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Hokeyjokey

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: hōkējōkē

Sentence: Harry is a born dancer. This is not to say he is any good at it, just that he has enthusiasm for it. His favorite form is the hokeyjokey. ”You put your right foot in. You put your right foot out. You put your right foot in while twitching all about”. More than once some well-meaning club goer has shoved a spoon in his mouth thinking he was experiencing a seizure.

Etymology: A play on hokey-pokey (a circle dance with a synchronized shaking of the limbs in turn) + joke (a person or thing that is ridiculously inadequate)

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Poultrysamba

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: poll tree sam ba

Sentence: At the Gizzard's wedding, Vi was a bridesmaid and was forced to dance with the best man, the obnoxious Tom, who was drunk on Grey Goose Vodka. She was mortified when he dragged her up to do the Chicken Dance and everyone in the room stopped what they were doing to take a gander at his poultrysamba style of twerpsichore. He had no trouble getting "down" but he kept honking for Vi to get him back up. That's when he start calling her his little Viagra. When the seemingly endless dance mercifully was over, Tom goosed Vi and she in turn clipped his "wings". Of course, this was caught on video and is now all over the Web!

Etymology: Poultry (a domesticated gallinaceous bird though to be descended from the red jungle fowl) & Samba (a lively ballroom dance from Brazil) & Play on Paltry Sum (not worth considering)

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COMMENTS:

-great details for a fresh chicken dance! - splendiction, 2009-07-10: 23:40:00

I know it is cornish, but fowl play is the aim! - Nosila, 2009-07-11: 01:38:00

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Rhumbad

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: rum bad

Sentence: When he was going out on the dance floor, all his potential partners used to disappear. That was because he rhumbad so terribly. He was all jerky movements and poor footwork. He also sambad, mambad and his foxtrot was a moxtrot. He tried the paso dope-le and his jive was well, jive. He later went on to become a judge oin Dancing with the Stars.

Etymology: Rhumba (cuban dance of love) & Bad (not good;below average standards)

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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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Bleakdance

Created by: SethelMerman

Pronunciation: bleek-dance

Sentence: Steven auditioned for So You Think You Can Dance with his best Bleakdance. "They don't know what they're talking about rejecting me. Those poppers and lockers have nothing on my moves," he said to the person in 23D on his flight back to Indianna.

Etymology: Bleak, without hope or a future + Break dance, style of dancing.

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A bleakdance turned into a beakdance for this silly goose...good word! - Nosila, 2009-07-10: 17:50:00

I agree! - splendiction, 2009-07-10: 23:46:00

P.S. Love your name! You\'re the tops! - Nosila, 2009-07-11: 01:46:00

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Profumsy

Created by: mta147

Pronunciation:

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Jigornaught

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: jig or not

Sentence: Mo thought he was one suave dancer. He thought he could dance to any kind of music. Sadly none of his partners did. He was thought of as a jigornaught. Someone who goes through dance partners like arsewipe. Besides his poor floormanship, he also was decidedly a migratory flocking fool.He put the rum in rhumba, the tan in tango, the pass in paso doble, the the swine in swing and the diss in disco! He was the belly in belly dancing, the square in square dancing and the con in the conga! Because he honked so much at dancing properly, his showmanship was fowl and when people took a gander at his awkward moves, they called him Mohatno Gander,Lord of the Glance!

Etymology: jig (dance a quick dance with leaping and kicking motions)& or (else)& juggernaut (a massive inexorable force that seems to crush everything in its way & naught (complete failure )

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Very clever - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-30: 06:48:00

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Appallroomdancer

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: ap/all/rume/dan/sur

Sentence: Jose was a famous appallroomdancer. People shrank back in horror when he was on the floor.

Etymology: appall (fill with horror) + ball room dancer

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Been there, done that. - Mustang, 2008-05-29: 18:17:00

Good one, bookowl...no doubt he danced at the Appallo Theatre, too! - Nosila, 2008-05-30: 01:10:00

Nice one. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-30: 06:45:00

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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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Poultrysamba

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: pol tree sam ba

Sentence: At Gerda and Josef Gobble's wedding, Vi was a bridesmaid and was forced to dance with the best man, the obnoxious Tom, who was drunk on Grey Goose Vodka. She was mortified when he dragged her up to do the Chicken Dance and everyone in the room stopped what they were doing to take a gander at his poultrysamba style of twerpsichore. He had no trouble getting "down" but he kept honking for Vi to get him back up. That's when he start calling her his little Viagra. When the seemingly endless dance mercifully was over, Tom goosed Vi and she in turn clipped his "wings". Of course, this was caught on video and is now all over the Web!

Etymology: Poultry (Fowl) & Samba (Brazilian dance) & WordPlay on paltrey sum (a small amount)

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

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Buckawlkwalk

Created by: scrabbelicious

Pronunciation: |bʌk|ː|ˈɔ|ː|wɔːk|

Sentence: Wally was a former member of the KKK who used to, but never really got the hang of, wearing a sheet over his head during ceremonial performance. The resulting trip was often interpreted as a two left footed step but in fact was the initial move of the Wally BuckAwlkWalk. Not to get in too much of a flap about it, Wally was known for his awkwardedness.

Etymology: The sound a chicken makes and the associated gait of a feeding chuck

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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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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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Cacchoreia

Created by: leeminho

Pronunciation:

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Beakdancing

Created by: Rutilus

Pronunciation: beek-dans-ing

Sentence: Colin thought he was the epitome of 'urban' dancefloor choreography and irresistable to the ladies. In reality he was beakdancing, flapping and webbing all over the place like a hyperactive cockerel. He might find he was a hit with the birds after all; the feathered variety!

Etymology: beak - the bill of a bird; breakdancing - acrobatic street dancing, orgins related to hip hop music

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COMMENTS:

great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-29: 10:41:00

Get Down! - Nosila, 2008-05-29: 22:51:00

Very good. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-30: 06:46:00

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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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Twoleftfeetwoodmac

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: too/left/feet/wood/mac

Sentence: Twoleftfeetwoodmac was a terror on the dance floor.

Etymology: two left feet + wood + fleetwood mac

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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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Bossanono

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: bossa noh noh

Sentence: he was a total bossanono, his foxtrot was more like a cowslip and his tango went

Etymology: bossanova no no

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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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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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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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Honkstrot

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: honks trot

Sentence: When Xander Gander entered the local dance contest, Dancing With The Scars, he lived up to his reputation as the worst dancer in town. Jangled tangos, sad sambas, cheesy cha cha chas, jittery jitterbugs, wacko waltzes and dismal discos were all part of his dance card. What should have been a fabulous foxtrot turned into a horrible honkstrot. The judges cried fowl. Xander had to fly south to escape the dishonor he had brought on the dance academy, Poultry in Motion.

Etymology: Honks (sound a goose makes) & Trot (a ballroom dance in quadruple time; combines short and long and fast and slow steps fixed sequences)

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Spasanova

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: spazənōvə

Sentence: To say that Rudy has two left feet is an insult to feet. He was asked to leave after just one lesson at Arthur Murray. When he busted out his spasanova at the club a paramedic knocked him to the floor and stuck a tongue depressor in his mouth.

Etymology: spastic (relating to or affected by muscle spasm) + bosanova (a style of Brazilian dance)

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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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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.