What does twerk mean?

Hip-gyrating dance move

Twerk is a dance move most commonly performed by females who vigorously shake their booty side-to-side or up and down. It occurs mostly in clubs and is meant to attract attention to the dancer's rear end.

Twerking was famously made popular by Miley Cyrus during the 2013 MTV VMAs. Many females copied the dance move in bars, clubs, and on social media. It can also be used as a verb, which is twerking.


Did you see that girl shaking her goods last night? She could teach Miley how to twerk

A woman showing viewers how to twerk

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Updated March 28, 2017

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