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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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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


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


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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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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.


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


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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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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' 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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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 )


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


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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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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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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:

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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.