- 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.
Origin of twerk
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Examples from the Web for twerk
The third continued in kind with “selfie,” “swagger,” and “twerk.”Feminist, Bae, Turnt: Time’s ‘Worst Words’ List Is Sexist and Racist
November 13, 2014
Ever wonder how words like "twerk" and "baller" find themselves falling awkwardly from the mouths of morning show hosts?How Does Slang Become Slang?
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November 12, 2014
“Selfie” and “twerk,” unsurprisingly, appeared on the most recent list of about 13 words or phrases.Peyton Manning and Tom Brady Don’t Control Their Own Legacies
January 18, 2014
Right to say anything, or in the case of Miley Cyrus, sing anything (and twerk anywhere).Sarah Silverman’s Unsolicited Therapy Session for Girls
November 22, 2013
Not content to twerk all over your Hannah Montana memories, Cyrus is dirtying another aspect of your childhood: pumpkin carving.Chris Brown Enters Rehab, Miley Cyrus Carves Racy Pumpkins
October 30, 2013