Definition of twerking
: sexually suggestive dancing characterized by rapid, repeated hip thrusts and shaking of the buttocks especially while squatting … twerking has become a catch-all for an overtly sexualized style of dancing wherein one manipulates the hips and posterior in an often hypnotic and physics-defying bounce. — Luke O'Neil
twerkplay \ˈtwərk\ verb, transitive + intransitive
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Rihanna has spearheaded the popularization, and subsequent reclamation, of black culture phenomena in her videos, including twerking.
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