Definition of heel clicking in English:

heel clicking


  • 1The action or an instance of clicking the heels of one's boots or shoes quickly together while in a formal standing posture, so as to produce a sharp clicking noise, as a gesture of military discipline, obedience, or respect.

  • 2The action or an instance of clicking one's heels together or against the floor, typically as part of a dance or as a gesture of exuberance.


Early 20th century; earliest use found in The New York Times Magazine. From heel + clicking, after to click one's heels.


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