B-boying

noun

B-boy·​ing ˈbē-¦bȯi-iŋ How to pronounce B-boying (audio)
variants or b-boying or less commonly B-Boying
: 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

Word History

Etymology

b-boy + -ing entry 3

First Known Use

1993, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of B-boying was in 1993

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“B-boying.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/B-boying. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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