Trot Definition

trots, trotted, trotting
A gait, as of a horse, in which a front leg and the opposite hind leg are lifted at the same time.
Webster's New World
The sound of a trotting horse.
Webster's New World
A gait of a person, faster than a walk; a jog.
American Heritage
Webster's New World
A race for trotters.
American Heritage
trots, trotted, trotting
To move, ride, drive, run, or go at a trot.
Webster's New World
To move quickly; hurry; run.
Webster's New World
To cause to go at a trot.
Webster's New World

(intransitive, of a horse) To move at a gait between a walk and a canter.

hot to trot
  • eager for a sexual encounter; yearning for sex
Webster's New World
the trots
  • a case of diarrhea
Webster's New World
trot out
  • to bring out for others to see or admire
  • to submit for approval
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Origin of Trot

  • 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 *trudōnÄ…, *trudanÄ…, *tradjanÄ… (“to go, step, tread"), from Proto-Indo-European *dreu-, *derÉ™-, *drā- (“to run, escape"). Cognate with Old High German trottōn (“to run"), Modern German trotten (“to trot, plod"), Gothic 𐍄𐍂𐌿𐌳𐌰𐌽 (trudan, “to tread"), Old Norse troða (“to walk, tread"), Old English tredan (“to step, tread"). More at tread.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old French from troter to trot of Germanic origin N., sense 7, origin unknown

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

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