Also sp. gaˈvot
2. the music for this, in 4/4 time
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Word origin of 'gavotte'Fr < Prov gavoto, dance of the Gavots, name used for a people of Hautes-Alpes, France, lit., boors, gluttons < gaver, to stuff, force-feed (poultry) < OProv gava, crop