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.
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Origin of lindy
First recorded in 1930–35; probably from nickname of Charles A. Lindbergh
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
popular dance, 1931, it originated in Harlem, N.Y., named for Lindy, nickname of U.S. aviator Charles A. Lindbergh (1902-1974) who in 1927 made the first solo nonstop trans-Atlantic flight.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper