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twerk

[twurk] /twɜrk/
verb (used without object), Slang.
1.
to dance to hip-hop or pop music in a very sensual way typically by thrusting or shaking the buttocks and hips while in a squatting or bent-over position.
Origin of twerk
1990-1995
1990-95, Americanism; possibly an alteration of work, as in “Work it"; may be related to the earlier (1820-30) sense "a twisting or jerking movement," from twist + jerk1
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