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  1. a dance deriving from the twist.
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verb (used without object), frugged, frug·ging.
  1. to dance the frug.
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Origin of frug

First recorded in 1960–65; of unexplained orig.; perhaps akin to frig1
Related formsfrug·ger, noun
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Historical Examples

  • When Frug began to write in his native dialect, he had already acquired a reputation in a literary language.

    The History of Yiddish Literature in the Nineteenth Century

    Leo Wiener

Word Origin and History for frug


1964, popular U.S. dance derived from the Twist, of unknown origin.

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