Definition of tae-bo in English:



  • An exercise system combining elements of aerobics and kick-boxing.

    • ‘Nostalgic for the days before exercise got cluttered with tae-bo and other exotic paraphernalia?’
    • ‘She's a whitewater thrill-chaser, downhill skier, mountain biker and surrealist artist who teaches aerobics, practices tae-bo, does yoga and plays piano.’
    • ‘I am about to do tae-bo right now because I need to work off all the stuff I ate all weekend.’
    • ‘There are a variety of athletic dance styles, including tap, jazz, aerobics, tae-bo, cardio kickboxing, and other forms of music-related dance.’
    • ‘Thirty years ago, activities such as high and low impact step-aerobics, spinning, body-pump, hip-hop, funk, tae-bo and roller-blading classes didn't exist.’


1990s: from Korean t'ae foot + bo, short for boxing.