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In country dancing: a figure in which dancers join both hands with a partner and change places with another couple; an act of poussetting.
no object In country dancing: to perform a figure in which dancers join both hands with a partner and change places with another couple.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Moore (1779–1852), poet. Probably either from poussette, or independently from French poussette<br>late 18th century; earliest use found in Ladies Physiognomonical Mirror. Apparently from French poussette, name of a children's game.
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