Definition of twerk in English:

twerk

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Pronunciation: /twəːk
 
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verb

[no object] informal
  • 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
    More example sentences
    • It's not just gonna be somebody's cousin's boyfriend's sister twerking on the corner.
    • 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.
    • The 20-year-old star shared a video of herself on Wednesday in which she twerks in a unicorn onesie.

Origin

1990s: probably an alteration of work.

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