noun B–boy·ing \ˈbē-¦bȯi-iŋ\
variants: or


less commonly


Definition of B–boying

  1. :  break dancing By the mid-80s hip-hop looked like the most significant youth movement since the 60s. It expanded beyond the original “four elements”—rap, DJing, graffiti writing, and b-boying (also known, incorrectly, as break dancing)—into virtually every art form … — Jeff Chang, Mother Jones, November 2007

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Origin and Etymology of b–boying

b-boy + 3-ing

First Known Use: 1993

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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