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Dance to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low, squatting stance:‘just wait till they catch their daughters twerking to this song’‘twerk it girl, work it girl’
- ‘Anyway, the ladies are still in Vegas, where Brandi is on a mission to help women twerk their way to empowerment.’
- ‘None of u have the nerve or the skills to twerk like her.’
- ‘But then it's back to the bars as Kendrick spits the second verse of his track while a beautifully built female twerks on the driver's side of his whip.’
- ‘He gives the ladies something to twerk to on his new track.’
- ‘She'll have them twerking on the dance floor with this one.’
- ‘The girl begins to seriously twerk that thing.’
- ‘The 20-year-old star shared a video of herself on Wednesday in which she twerks in a unicorn onesie.’
- ‘It's not just gonna be somebody's cousin's boyfriend's sister twerking on the corner.’
- ‘We can't wait to whistle while she twerks.’
- ‘"All right, I can't sing, I can't act, I'm dumb, I'm a hillbilly, but I can twerk, so whatever!"’
A dance or dance move involving thrusting hip movements and a low, squatting stance:‘between flaunting their curves and doing a little twerk here and there, the dancers' rendition of the video was quite impressive’
- ‘She's a girl who has obviously mastered the art of the twerk.’
- ‘She did nary a twerk nor a twist.’
- ‘It took a bit of persuasion but Nic finally gave her a little twerk.’
- ‘The 35-year-old Hawaiian beauty was busy busting out the twerk moves on the beach in California alongside a couple of her good friends.’
- ‘Given the opportunity to show off his moves, Harry decided to break out the twerk - a dance move which involves moving the hips up and down.’
Early 19th century (as noun in the sense ‘a twitching or jerking motion’): perhaps a blend of twitch or twist and jerk; in modern sense probably influenced by work.
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