Definition of excuse-me in English:



  • A social dance in which participants may interrupt other pairs in order to change partners.

    ‘There was a ladies' choice and an excuse-me dance where you got to cut in.’
    ‘Gomarsall, provided he stays in the team (as he should), has so many new partners that he will feel as if he has wandered into a dance hall for a demented version of the gentlemen's excuse-me.’