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break dancing

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noun
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.
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Also called break, breaking.

Origin of break dancing

The sense of break is unclear; cf. breakdown

OTHER WORDS FROM break dancing

break dancer, noun
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