Definition of twinkletoes in US English:



  • A person who is nimble and quick on their feet.

    • ‘But you don't have to be a twinkle-toed figure skater to take to the ice.’
    • ‘He had, he points out, been a twinkle-toed right winger.’
    • ‘If you were looking to splash out on a Hollywood celebrity to endorse your new car you could do a lot worse than the umbrella-spinning, twinkle-toed star of arguably the greatest movie musical of all time.’
    • ‘A host of twinkle-toed celebrities is set to waltz, foxtrot and tango onto our screens in a revival of the popular show, Come Dancing, presented by evergreen TV personality Bruce Forsyth.’
    • ‘Walken also gets to indulge in a spot of twinkle-toed tap-dancing, while all of the songs (featuring the likes of James Brown and Bruce Springsteen) succeed in putting a smile on your face.’
    • ‘The Czech Republic have twinkle-toed forwards of their own.’
    • ‘In keeping with the Viennese theme, each lady and gentleman will be presented with a dance card to fill out, allowing them to request a dance from the twinkle-toed amongst the guests.’
    • ‘But I can reveal that Souness has no interest in the twinkle-toed midfielder, who now looks set to put pen-to paper on a brand new £2 million-a-year deal with Wanderers in the next few weeks.’