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 Each member of this crew can recite the five elements of Vogue Femme (catwalk, hands, spins and dips, duckwalk, and floor performance) like clockwork. Jasmine Washington, Seventeen, 8 July 2022 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 7 Sep. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of duckwalk

1950, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

23 Jul 2022

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“Duckwalk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/duckwalk. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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