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or Lin·dy

noun, plural lin·dies.
  1. Also called lindy hop, Lindy Hop. an energetic jitterbug dance.
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verb (used without object), lin·died, lin·dy·ing.
  1. to dance the lindy.
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Origin of lindy

First recorded in 1930–35; probably from nickname of Charles A. Lindbergh
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Word Origin and History for lindy hop

Lindy Hop


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.

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