Lin·​dy ˈlin-dē How to pronounce Lindy (audio)
: a jitterbug dance originating in Harlem and later developing many local variants

called also Lindy Hop

Word History


probably from Lindy, nickname of Charles A. Lindbergh

First Known Use

1931, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Lindy was in 1931

Dictionary Entries Near Lindy

Cite this Entry

“Lindy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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