Verboticism: Gawkytrot

'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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Created by: mta147




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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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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)


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

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


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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: 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.


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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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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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.


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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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)


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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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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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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