Definition of dogtrot in English:



  • [in singular] A gentle easy trot.


  • Move at a dogtrot.

    ‘the loaded man would dogtrot along the trail’
    • ‘There wasn't a single car on the road as I dogtrotted all the way to town.’
    • ‘Likable, intelligent, usually tired, he dogtrots through a delicate and strategic job.’
    • ‘The man called Coach dogtrots down the high school corridors, his 200 pounds balanced lightly on plastic hips, his eyes pecking at teachers, students, janitors, monitors as if they are tacklers to be run over.’
    • ‘Neither the conductor nor Handel could sustain interest for long: Mr. Woodside invariably lapsed into a dogtrotting tempo that made for an extremely long evening.’
    sprint, race, dart, rush, dash, hasten, hurry, scurry, scuttle, scamper, hare, bolt, bound, fly, gallop, career, charge, pound, shoot, hurtle, speed, streak, whizz, zoom, sweep, go like lightning, go hell for leather, go like the wind, flash, double
    View synonyms