a dance figure in which a couple or couples dance round and round with hands joined
Origin of poussetteFr, diminutive of pousse, a push
to perform a poussette
A country-dance figure in which couples or a couple join hands and swing around the floor.
Origin of poussetteFrench, pushpin, diminutive of obsolete pousse, a push, from pousser, to push, from Old French poulser, pousser, to push, from Latin pulsare, frequentative of pellere, to push; see pel-5 in Indo-European roots.
- A movement, or part of a figure, in the contradance.
(third-person singular simple present poussettes, present participle poussetting, simple past and past participle poussetted)
- To perform a certain movement in a dance.