conga line


Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web How about to have elephants dance in a conga line? Skyler Kardell, National Geographic, 24 Sep. 2020 We’re trapped in a conga line of tourists, each group with its own guide who’s holding their smartphones, taking Instagram-worthy shots. Lisa Chase, Outside Online, 6 July 2020 Minutes earlier teachers and staff formed a social-distanced conga line outside the main entrance, dancing to uplifting tunes in celebration of the annual tradition. Suzanne Baker,, 3 Sep. 2020 The hermit crabs form a sort of conga line ordered from largest to smallest crab. Carl Engelking, Discover Magazine, 9 Mar. 2015 Turn on some music and form a conga line through the house, or listen to an entertaining podcast. Time, 12 Jan. 2023 There was a mixed conga line, players and families and kids. Globe Staff,, 1 Jan. 2023 Imagine no conga line of traffic leading to or from a resort. Julie Jag, The Salt Lake Tribune, 2 Dec. 2022 Witnessing a conga line of dozens of bright satellites marching through the night sky has surprised — and occasionally unsettled — many around the world in recent years. Eric Betz, Discover Magazine, 28 June 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1938, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of conga line was in 1938

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Cite this Entry

“Conga line.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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