Afrikaans, DutchShow more Afrikaans, vas (from Dutch vast) firm(ly) + trap tread.
a.A fast dance similar to the quickstep, danced (in the Afrikaans community) to the accompaniment of a type of boeremusiek (sense 1). Also vastrappie [see -ie], and attributive.See also tickey-draai sense 1 a.
1913E. London Dispatch 3 Jan. 5The vast-trap was performed by a number of nondescript characters who provided much amusement by their antics.
1949L.G. GreenIn Land of Afternoon 167A country dance is often referred to as a vastrap or a velskoen...Many tunes heard at a vastrap are nameless, for they are composed on the farms by the players themselves.
1980A.J. BlignautDead End Rd 94He’s gay when it’s played on the concertina at a vastrap.
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