soft-shoe
adjective Date: 1920 of or relating to tap dancing done in soft-soled shoes without metal taps

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • soft shoe — «SFT SHOO, SOFT », verb, shoed, shoe|ing, adjective. –v.i. to dance or move as if dancing the soft shoe: »We soft shoed out and, in a corridor adjoining the gym, were introduced to a lady (New Yorker). –adj. of or having to do with the soft shoe …   Useful english dictionary

  • soft-shoe — soft′ shoe′ adj. mad of, pertaining to, or characteristic of tap dancing done in soft soled shoes, without taps • Etymology: 1915–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • soft-shoe — [sôft′sho͞o΄] adj. designating a kind of tap dancing done without metal taps on the shoes …   English World dictionary

  • soft shoe — 1. noun a) A kind of tap dancing performed in soft soled shoes, popular in vaudeville. Between Mr. OConnor and Mr. Newley theres a delightful exhibition of the dances and their origin dating gack a few hundred years, from the clog to the buck,… …   Wiktionary

  • soft-shoe — noun tap dancing wearing shoes that have soft soles (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑soft shoe shuffle, ↑soft shoe dancing • Hypernyms: ↑tap dancing, ↑tap dance …   Useful english dictionary

  • soft-shoe —    a clandestine or indirect approach    From the silence of the tread and the association with shuffling:     Doing the same soft shoe as you, talking to me about something else, then trying to slide this Litiplex name in so I wouldn t notice.… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • soft-shoe — /sawft shooh , soft /, adj. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of tap dancing done in soft soled shoes, without taps. [1915 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • Soft shoe — Ghillie Ghillie Les ghillies ou soft shoes sont des chaussons utilisés en danse irlandaise et écossaise. En Irlande, les ghillies ne sont portées que par les femmes, les hommes portant des chaussons proches des chaussons de jazz (reel shoes). Les …   Wikipédia en Français

  • soft-shoe — noun a tap dance performed in soft soled shoes. verb 1》 perform such a dance. 2》 move quietly and carefully so as not to be noticed …   English new terms dictionary

  • soft-shoe dancing — noun tap dancing wearing shoes that have soft soles • Syn: ↑soft shoe, ↑soft shoe shuffle • Hypernyms: ↑tap dancing, ↑tap dance …   Useful english dictionary

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