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1. n. The strange ritual in which a person will pat each and every pocket on their clothing, with a possible foray(s) into their bag. Conducted when an individual tries to find their phone/wallet/keys/ticket, etc. in a moment of panic, as they realise that the item in question is not where they remember placing it.

2. v. to conduct aforesaid movements in an effort to find aforementioned phone/wallet/keys/ticket, etc.
1. Upon realising that his phone was not in his hip pocket, the man did a brief pocket dance, only to discover the offending gadget was in fact in his top jacket pocket.

2. "Ha, look at that guy over there pocket dancing!"
by Shari Keogh March 10, 2008
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