- 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 verbtrot′ted, trot′ting
- 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 trott?n, 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 (noun)
- Archaic an old woman: a contemptuous term
hot to trot
- 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"²s 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 *trottÄre, *trotÄre (“to go"), from Frankish *trottÅn (“to go, run"), from Proto-Germanic *trudÅnÄ…, *trudanÄ…, *tradjanÄ… (“to go, step, tread"), from Proto-Indo-European *dreu-, *derÉ™-, *drÄ- (“to run, escape"). Cognate with Old High German trottÅn (“to run"), Modern German trotten (“to trot, plod"), Gothic ð„ð‚ðŒ¿ðŒ³ðŒ°ðŒ½ (trudan, “to tread"), Old Norse troÃ°a (“to walk, tread"), Old English tredan (“to step, tread"). More at tread.