What does dab mean?

Hip hop dance move

Dab is a hip hop dance move that became popular in 2015. The move originated from Atlanta hip hop culture and rose to popularity thanks to musicians and athletes.

The dance move consists of a person leaning his head into his elbow with his other arm stretched out diagonally. It appears similar to covering your nose with your elbow when you sneeze. The dance also goes by the name dabbin.


Did you see Cam Newton do the dab after his TD?
Cam Newton celebrating a touchdown
Cam Newton celebrating a touchdown

A fan dabs his girlfriend at a basketball game

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Updated October 2, 2017

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