- 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.
- Heâ€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 (â€œto go, trotâ€), from Medieval Latin *trottÄre, *trotÄre (â€œto goâ€), from Frankish *trottÅn (â€œto go, runâ€), from Proto-Germanic *trudÅnÄ…, *trudanÄ…, *tradjanÄ… (â€œto go, step, treadâ€), from Proto-Indo-European *dreu-, *derÉ™-, *drÄ- (â€œto run, escapeâ€). Cognate with Old High German trottÅn (â€œto runâ€), Modern German trotten (â€œto trot, plodâ€), Gothic ð„ð‚ðŒ¿ðŒ³ðŒ°ðŒ½ (trudan, â€œto treadâ€), Old Norse troÃ°a (â€œto walk, treadâ€), Old English tredan (â€œto step, treadâ€). More at tread.