Trot vs Budge - What's the difference?

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Trot is a related term of budge.

As nouns the difference between trot and budge

is that trot is trotskyist while budge is a kind of fur prepared from lambskin dressed with the wool on, formerly used as an edging and ornament, especially on scholastic habits.

As a verb budge is

to move.

As an adjective budge is

(obsolete) brisk; stirring; jocund or budge can be (obsolete) austere or stiff, like scholastics.



(wikipedia trot)


(en noun)
  • (archaic, disparaging) An ugly old woman, a hag.Trot”, entry in 2008 , Anatolij Simonovi? Liberman, An Analytic Dictionary of English Etymology: An Introduction , page 208.
  • (chiefly, of horses) A gait of a four-legged animal between walk and canter, a diagonal gait (in which diagonally opposite pairs of legs move together).
  • * 2000 , Margaret H. Bonham, Introduction to: Dog Agility , page 14,
  • Dogs have a variety of gaits. Most dogs have the walk, trot , pace, and gallop.
  • * 2008 , Kenneth W. Hinchcliff, Andris J. Kaneps, Raymond J. Geor, Equine Exercise Physiology: The Science of Exercise in the Athletic Horse , Elsevier, page 154,
  • The toelt is comfortable for the rider because the amplitude of the dorsoventral displacement is lower than at the trot'.The slow '''trot''' is a two-beat symmetric diagonal gait. Among the normal variations of the '''trot''' of saddle horses, the speed of the gait increases from collected to extended ' trot .
  • * 2009 , Gordon Wright, George H. Morris, Learning To Ride, Hunt, And Show , page 65,
  • To assume the correct position for the posting trot', first walk, with the body inclined forward in a posting position. Then put the horse into a slow or sitting '''trot at six miles an hour. ''Do not post.
  • A gait of a person faster than a walk.
  • A toddler.
  • * 1855 , '', 1869, ''The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray'', Volume V: ''The Newcomes, Volume I , page 123,
  • but Ethel romped with the little children — the rosy little trots — and took them on her knees, and told them a thousand stories.
  • (obsolete) A young animal.
  • (dance) A moderately rapid dance.
  • (mildly disparaging)
  • (Australia, obsolete) A succession of heads thrown in a game of two-up.
  • A run of luck or fortune.
  • He?s had a good trot , but his luck will end soon.
  • * 1994 , Noel Virtue, Sandspit Crossing , page 34,
  • It was to be a hugely special occasion, for apart from the picture shows at the Majestic, there was usually nothing at all going on in Sandspit to make anyone think they were on a good trot living there.
  • * 2004 , John Mosig, Ric Fallu, Australian Fish Farmer: A Practical Guide to Aquaculture , 2nd Edition, page 21,
  • Should he or she be having a bad trot , the exchange rate will be higher than normal.


    * (gait of an animal between walk and canter) * (ugly old woman) See * (gait of a person faster than a walk) jog

    Derived terms

    * foxtrot * on the trot * trotter * turkey trot


  • To walk rapidly.
  • (of a horse) To move at a gait between a walk and a canter.
  • To cause to move, as a horse or other animal, in the pace called a trot; to cause to run without galloping or cantering.
  • Derived terms

    * hot to trot


    * (to walk rapidly) jog, pace ** See also ,



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    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) bouger.

    Alternative forms

    * budg (obsolete)


  • To move.
  • I’ve been pushing this rock as hard as I can, but it won’t budge an inch.
  • * Shakespeare
  • I'll not budge an inch, boy.
  • * 2014 , Jacob Steinberg, " Wigan shock Manchester City in FA Cup again to reach semi-finals", The Guardian , 9 March 2014:
  • Yet goals in either half from Jordi Gómez and James Perch inspired them and then, in the face of a relentless City onslaught, they simply would not budge , throwing heart, body and soul in the way of a ball which seemed destined for their net on several occasions.
  • To move.
  • I’ve been pushing this rock as hard as I can, but I can’t budge it.
  • To yield in one’s opinions or beliefs.
  • The Minister for Finance refused to budge on the new economic rules.
  • To try to improve the spot of a decision on a sports field.
  • Derived terms
    * budge up * budger
    * shift


    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) Brisk; stirring; jocund.
  • (South)

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .


  • A kind of fur prepared from lambskin dressed with the wool on, formerly used as an edging and ornament, especially on scholastic habits.
  • * Milton
  • They are become so liberal, as to part freely with their own budge -gowns from off their backs.


  • (obsolete) austere or stiff, like scholastics
  • * Milton
  • Those budge doctors of the stoic fur.
    Derived terms
    * budge bachelor * budge barrel (Webster 1913)