An example of trot is to move along quickly.
An example of a trot is a motion that is faster than a walk and slower than a run.
- eager for a sexual encounter; yearning for sex
- a case of diarrhea
- to bring out for others to see or admire
- to submit for approval
Origin of trot
- 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
- 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.