a dance figure in which a couple or couples dance round and round with hands joined
Origin of poussetteFr, diminutive of pousse, a push
intransitive verb-·set′ted, -·set′ting
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 pulsāre 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.