An eccentric ragtime dance, danced with the feet well apart and with a characteristic rise on the ball of the foot, followed by a drop upon the heel. The original form, owing to the positions assumed by the dancers, is offensively suggestive. Similar dances are the
, so called in allusion to the movements and the positions assumed by the partners in dancing.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.
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