break dancing

or breakdancing

  1. a style of acrobatic dancing originating in the mid-1970s, often performed to rap music usually by teenage males in the streets, and characterized by intricate footwork, pantomime, spinning headstands, tumbling, and elaborate improvised virtuosic movements.

Origin of break dancing

The sense of break is unclear; cf. breakdown

Other words from break dancing

  • break dancer, noun

Words Nearby break dancing Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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