verb (used without object)
Origin of Charleston1
Examples from the Web for charleston
“If Charleston harbor needs improvement, let the commerce of Charleston bear the burden,” he said.Steve Scalise Shows There’s a Fine Line Between Confederate & Southern|Lloyd Green|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
When the high court ruled in Brown, the Charleston circuit court, of course, reversed itself.
So Graham, Scott, and Sanford could have found a way to make it to Charleston if it really mattered to them.
As a college student, I was lucky enough to visit Charleston on a tour of Virginia Woolf related sites.House of Cads: Growing Up Amid the Weirdness of Bloomsbury|Jessica Ferri|April 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Soon after, government officials told residents of Charleston, West Virginia, and surrounding areas to stop using tap water.West Virginia Is Just The Beginning For Chemical Spill Disasters|Sally Kohn|January 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After wandering about for some time, he took up his residence in Charleston, where he amassed a splendid fortune.Alonzo and Melissa|Daniel Jackson, Jr.
Charleston, after a forty days' siege, was forced to surrender.Comic History of the United States|Bill Nye
I now went ashore at Charleston, and had my swig, as long as the money lasted.Ned Myers|James Fenimore Cooper
In Charleston this would be considered not only ungallant, but, frankly, an exhibition of inferior breeding.
He was in Charleston, and you were coming; I didn't want him there.East Angels|Constance Fenimore Woolson
Word Origin for charleston
dance style characterized by side-kicks from the knee, 1923 (as title of a song), 1925 as a dance, from the U.S. city of Charleston, South Carolina, which was named for King Charles II of England.
Whether the Charleston (dance) has come to stay or not, it behooves every open-minded hostess and musician to "try it out" anyhow. [Ethel P. Peyser, "The Rotarian," July 1926]
A fast-paced dance, with elaborate arm movements, that became a craze in the United States during the 1920s.