- pop goes the weasel
- : an English country longways in which each dancer in turn is popped under the arms of a couple with joined hands; also : an American square dance derived from this
* * *Pop Goes the Weasel [Pop Goes the Weasel]a popular British song in the 19th century, still sung today though mainly by children. Nobody is sure what the title means, and it may be simply a nonsense phrase. The first verse is: Half a pound of twopenny rice, Half a pound of treacle; That’s the way the money goes, Pop goes the weasel!
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