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black bottom

an American dance, popular in the late 1920s, marked by emphatic, sinuous movements of the hips.
Origin of black bottom
An Americanism dating back to 1910-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • All these raised in the open air on the rich, black bottom and bench land of the Yukon.

    In to the Yukon William Seymour Edwards
  • The steer had grown small in the distance by the time she came to a place where the black bottom looked safe.

    The Wrong Woman Charles D. Stewart
  • Through the gate, a turn to the left and we reach the black bottom of the gorge untouched by the rising moon.

  • Daoud felt as if his heart had dropped into the cold, black bottom of a well.

British Dictionary definitions for black bottom

black bottom

a dance of the late 1920s that originated in America, involving a sinuous rotation of the hips
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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