characterized by an exaggeratedly swinging or extremely free motion of the hips.
Does the story behind the word “hip-hop” go back to the nineteenth century?Thirty-two years ago, Keith “Cowboy” Wiggins, who was a member of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, was teasing a friend. The friend had just signed up to serve in the U.S. Army. Cowboy was mimicking the rhythm of marching soldiers by scat singing “hip hop hip hop.” He later used the phrase in a performance. Then the name began to be used by disco …
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- swivel chair,
- swivel gun,
- swivel pin,
- swivel weaving,
- swizzle stick
Origin of swivel-hipped
First recorded in 1945–50
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Examples from the Web for swivel-hipped
But we'll be moving fast, and I'll swing that boat from side to side like a swivel-hipped fullback.The Flying Stingaree|Harold Leland Goodwin