twerk

[ twurk ]
/ twɜrk /
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verb (used without object) Slang.

to dance to hip-hop or pop music in a very sensual way typically by thrusting or shaking the buttocks and hips while in a squatting or bent-over position.

Nearby words

  1. twenty-twenty hindsight,
  2. twenty-two,
  3. twenty20,
  4. twentyfold,
  5. twentymo,
  6. twerp,
  7. twi,
  8. twi-,
  9. twi-night,
  10. twi-nighter

Origin of twerk

1990–95, Americanism; possibly an alteration of work, as in “Work it”; may be related to the earlier (1820-30) sense “a twisting or jerking movement,” from twist + jerk1

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