or Lin·dy


noun, plural lin·dies.

Also called lindy hop, Lindy Hop. an energetic jitterbug dance.

verb (used without object), lin·died, lin·dy·ing.

to dance the lindy.

Origin of lindy

First recorded in 1930–35; probably from nickname of Charles A. Lindbergh Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of lindy

  • Vanessa Hudgens plays Lindy, the Belle to Kyle's beast in Daniel Barnz's re-imagining of the "tale as old as time."

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    12 Sexed-Up Fairy Tales

    Alex Berg

    March 8, 2011

  • Dozens of performances were submitted, ranging from tangos to Lindy Hops to night-vision hula-hooping.

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    Dance Your Way to a Ph.D.

    Randi Zuckerberg

    December 4, 2008

  • The president considered “Lucky Lindy,” as he was derisively called, a Nazi sympathizer and a subversive.

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    The Fight Over America’s Entrance to WWII

    Sandra McElwaine

    April 7, 2013

Historical Examples of lindy