Trot vs Troth - What's the difference?

trot | troth |

As nouns the difference between trot and troth

is that trot is trotskyist while troth is (archaic) an oath, promise, or pledge.



(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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  • (archaic) an oath, promise, or pledge
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year = 1597 , first = William , last = Shakespeare , authorlink = William Shakespeare , title = , chapter = Act III, Scene 2 , passage = By my troth , I care not; a man can die but once; we owe God a death: }}
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year = 1883 , first = Howard , last = Pyle , authorlink = Howard Pyle , title = , chapter = The Shooting Match at Nottingham Town , passage = And by my faith and troth , I have a good part of a mind to have thee beaten for thine insolence! }}
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year = 1909 , first = Daniel Bussier , last = Shumway (translator) , title = , chapter = Adventure XVI , passage = Hagen of Troneg now foully broke his troth to Siegfried. }}
  • specifically, a promise or pledge to marry someone
  • the state of being thus pledged; betrothal, engagement
  • Quotations

    ;betrothal * 1893, , Collaboration [] *: Vendemer’s sole fortune is his genius, and he and Paule, who confessed to an answering flame, plighted their troth like a pair of young rustics or (what comes for French people to the same thing) young Anglo-Saxons. *1826, , The Last of the Mohicans *: I did therefore what an honest man should - restored the maiden her troth , and departed the country in the service of my king.