bunny hug
Turkey-trot Tur"key-trot`, n. An eccentric ragtime dance, danced with the feet well apart and with a characteristic rise on the ball of the foot, followed by a drop upon the heel. The original form, owning to the positions assumed by the dancers, is offensively suggestive. Similar dances are the

{bunny hug} and

{grizzly bear}, so called in allusion to the movements and the positions assumed by the partners in dancing. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • bunny hug — noun a syncopated ballroom dance formerly popular in the US • Hypernyms: ↑ballroom dancing, ↑ballroom dance …   Useful english dictionary

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  • bunny — 1680s, dim. of Scottish dialectal bun, pet name for rabbit, previously (1580s) for squirrel, and also a term of endearment for a young attractive woman or child (c.1600). Ultimately it could be from Scottish bun tail of a hare (1530s), or from Fr …   Etymology dictionary

  • hug — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. caress, embrace, enfold, clasp; cherish; press, fit. See love, nearness, endearment. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. embrace, squeeze, tight grip, caress, demonstration of affection, clinch*, bunny hug*, bear …   English dictionary for students

  • Spaced Out Bunny — Infobox Hollywood cartoon cartoon name = Spaced Out Bunny series = Merrie Melodies caption = Screen title of Spaced Out Bunny director = Chuck Jones Phil Monroe story artist = animator = voice actor = Mel Blanc musician = producer = Chuck Jones… …   Wikipedia

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