By the mids, we see evidence of twerk being used online in newsgroups to describe a specific type of dancing. However, information in a new entry published in the historical Oxford English Dictionary this month, as part of the June update , reveals that the word was in fact present in English more than years earlier.
So “twerk” is in a dictionary. What’s that mean?
Dance to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low, squatting stance.
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What is the origin of ‘twerk’?
Twerking - Wikipedia
I remember watching the elderly women dance at the predominantly West African church I attended growing up.
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