- The definition of a trot is a quick, jogging motion.
An example of a trot is a motion that is faster than a walk and slower than a run.
- Trot is defined as to ride or move as a horse does when its front leg and opposite hind leg are up at the same time.
An example of trot is to move along quickly.
intransitive verbtrotted, trotting
- to move, ride, drive, run, or go at a trot
- to move quickly; hurry; run
Origin of trotMiddle English trotten ; from Old French troter ; from Old High German trottōn, to tread: for Indo-European base see tread
- a gait, as of a horse, in which a front leg and the opposite hind leg are lifted at the same time
- a jogging gait of a person, between a walk and a run
- the sound of a trotting horse
- a horse race for trotters
- ☆ Slang pony ()
- Archaic an old woman: a contemptuous term
- to bring out for others to see or admire
- to submit for approval
- a. The gait of a horse or other four-footed animal, between a walk and a canter in speed, in which diagonal pairs of legs move forward together.b. A ride on a horse moving with this gait.
- A gait of a person, faster than a walk; a jog.
- Sports A race for trotters.
- See pony.
- trots Informal Diarrhea. Used with the.
- A toddler.
- Archaic An old woman.
verbtrot·ted, trot·ting, trots
- To go or move at a trot.
- To proceed rapidly; hurry.
Origin of trotMiddle English, from Old French, from troter, to trot, of Germanic origin. N., sense 7, origin unknown.
- (archaic, disparaging) An ugly old woman, a hag. [From 1362.]
- (chiefly of horses) A gait of a four-legged animal between walk and canter, a diagonal gait (in which diagonally opposite pairs of legs move together).
- A gait of a person faster than a walk.
- A toddler. [From 1854.]
- (dance) A moderately rapid dance.
- (mildly disparaging) Short for Trotskyist.
- (Australia, New Zealand, with "good" or "bad") A run of luck or fortune.
- He′s had a good trot, but his luck will end soon.
(third-person singular simple present trots, present participle trotting, simple past and past participle trotted)
From Middle English trotten, from Old French trotter, troter (“to go, trot”), from Medieval Latin *trottāre, *trotāre (“to go”), from Frankish *trottōn (“to go, run”), from Proto-Germanic *trudōną, *trudaną, *tradjaną (“to go, step, tread”), from Proto-Indo-European *dreu-, *derə-, *drā- (“to run, escape”). Cognate with Old High German trottōn (“to run”), Modern German trotten (“to trot, plod”), Gothic (trudan, “to tread”), Old Norse troða (“to walk, tread”), Old English tredan (“to step, tread”). More at tread.