verb (used without object) Slang.
to dance to hip-hop or pop music in a very sensual way typically by thrusting or shaking the buttocks and hips while in a squatting or bent-over position.
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The third continued in kind with “selfie,” “swagger,” and “twerk.”
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Ever wonder how words like “twerk” and “baller” find themselves falling awkwardly from the mouths of morning show hosts?
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Right to say anything, or in the case of Miley Cyrus, sing anything (and twerk anywhere).
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Not content to twerk all over your Hannah Montana memories, Cyrus is dirtying another aspect of your childhood: pumpkin carving.
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