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A type of modern social dance having elements of rock and roll, jive, and salsa.
- ‘I think we should do a mesh - like start with part of a flamenco dance then merge through a salsa into some ceroc - something REALLY fast.’
- ‘Having experimented with other styles including ceroc and salsa, Edwards believes old-fashioned wartime dances are more gentle and less intimidating for beginners.’
- ‘I then had my arm twisted up behind my back to demonstrate ceroc with Claire in the hall.’
- ‘Performances will include swing, ceroc, salsa, rueda, rock ‘n’ roll, Latin American, hip hop and samba girls.’
1990s: invented word, apparently coined in English from French ce (as in c'est ‘this is’) + roc ‘rock’.
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.