‘Twerk’ Added to Oxford Dictionary


Now when we talk about Miley Cyrus twerking, we’re using a real word!

The Oxford Dictionary officially added the dance move to its pages, it announced on Wednesday.

According to twerk’s entry, it’s an informal verb that means to: “dance to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low, squatting stance.”

Want to use it in a sentence? “Just wait till they catch their daughters twerking to this song,” Oxford suggests.

As for the origin, it didn’t start with Miley. Instead, “twerk” came about in the 1990s and is “probably an alteration of work.”