Definition of black bottom in English:

Share this entry

black bottom

Pronunciation: /blakˈbɒtəm/


A popular American dance of the 1920s.
Example sentences
  • Her revue, Le Jazz Hot, included vernacular forms like the shimmy, black bottom, shorty george and the cakewalk.
  • The dance known as the black bottom started in New Orleans and later worked its way to New York.
  • In 1926, the stage play "Dinah" featured the black bottom and almost overnight the dance became as popular as the Charleston.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: black bot¦tom

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.