One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A popular American dance of the 1920s.
- ‘In 1926, the stage play "Dinah" featured the black bottom and almost overnight the dance became as popular as the Charleston.’
- ‘Her revue, Le Jazz Hot, included vernacular forms like the shimmy, black bottom, shorty george and the cakewalk.’
- ‘The dance known as the black bottom started in New Orleans and later worked its way to New York.’
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