an American dance, popular in the late 1920s, marked by emphatic, sinuous movements of the hips.
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Origin of black bottom
An Americanism dating back to 1910–15
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British Dictionary definitions for black bottom
a dance of the late 1920s that originated in America, involving a sinuous rotation of the hips
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