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black bottom


an American dance, popular in the late 1920s, marked by emphatic, sinuous movements of the hips.


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Nearby words

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Origin of black bottom

An Americanism dating back to 1910–15 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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
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