Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Lindy

play
noun Lin·dy \ˈlin-dē\

Definition of Lindy

  1. :  a jitterbug dance originating in Harlem and later developing many local variants —called also Lindy Hop



Origin of lindy

probably from Lindy, nickname of Charles A. Lindbergh


First Known Use: 1931


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Lindy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a smart aleck

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image567572573

Which of these is a synonym of unctuous?

oily angry maudlin prompt
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ