duckwalk

verb
duck·​walk | \ ˈdək-ˌwȯk How to pronounce duckwalk (audio) \
duckwalked; duckwalking; duckwalks

Definition of duckwalk

intransitive verb

: to walk while in a crouch or full squatting position

Examples of duckwalk in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another biker appears to suffer a blowout from the effort and duckwalks his bike to the curb, its back tire flopping around on the rim. USA TODAY, "Black Hills yaks, serious senioritis on campus, Pony Express: News from around our 50 states," 10 June 2019 As with Pose, there’s an overt educational element, including a crash course in the five elements of voguing: hands, catwalking, duckwalking, floor work, and spins and dips. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "Pose and the Uncapturable Brilliance of the Ballroom," 7 June 2018 In the show's second half, Šulić and Hauser put their rock swagger on, with Hauser occasionally duckwalking across the stage while harnessed to his electric cello. Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "2Cellos leaves delighted Bradley Center crowd thunderstruck," 25 Jan. 2018 Another biker appears to suffer a blowout from the effort and duckwalks his bike to the curb, its back tire flopping around on the rim. USA TODAY, "Black Hills yaks, serious senioritis on campus, Pony Express: News from around our 50 states," 10 June 2019 As with Pose, there’s an overt educational element, including a crash course in the five elements of voguing: hands, catwalking, duckwalking, floor work, and spins and dips. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "Pose and the Uncapturable Brilliance of the Ballroom," 7 June 2018 In the show's second half, Šulić and Hauser put their rock swagger on, with Hauser occasionally duckwalking across the stage while harnessed to his electric cello. Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "2Cellos leaves delighted Bradley Center crowd thunderstruck," 25 Jan. 2018 Who’s judging as the houses of Balenciaga, Lanvin, Mugler, and more spin, dip, and duckwalk it out for top prize? Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "Pat McGrath Kicks Off NYFW With an Epic Voguing Ball," 7 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of duckwalk

1950, in the meaning defined above

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“Duckwalk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/duckwalk. Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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