Definition of frug in English:


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Pronunciation: /frʌg


  • A vigorous dance to pop music, popular in the mid 1960s.
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    • They will come to shows dressed like that, and dance the frug and the mashed potato off in the corner, and have a blast, a '60s night, every time the Gruesomes would play.
    • Using his early films, like Vinyl, to document dance styles, such as the frug, Warhol records different ways of posturing.
    • Perhaps the most audacious piece is ‘In Cleveland’, which begins with a bouncy disco theme (anyone for the twist, or perhaps the frug?).

verb (frugs, frugging, frugged)

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  • Perform the frug.
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    • We're all on our feet, frugging away, rolling back the years.
    • My dad was a big big fan of Ry Cooder when I was growing up, and I can remember frugging wildly to a tune or two by him.
    • Ever since youngsters frugged to ‘The Monster Mash’ in the early '60s, Halloween has been the unofficial rock 'n' roll holiday.


1960s: of unknown origin.

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