Buck-and-wing Definition

A style of step dance featuring energetic leg and arm movements and typically performed in wooden-soled shoes, popular in the 19th-century United States and considered an early form of tap dance.
American Heritage
A complicated, fast tap dance.
Webster's New World

Origin of Buck-and-wing

  • From buck (dance) (pigeon) wing a dance step in which the performer jumps up and strikes one leg against the other while in the air

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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