“Twerk” Is Now In The Oxford English Dictionary Online

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If the weekend’s Miley Cyrus performance at the VMA’s and the ensuing mainstream media coverage wasn’t enough, here’s your final signal that twerking has officially crossed over: The Oxford English Dictionary Online has added the word to its database. Yep, twerking is in the dictionary.

While the term has been around for years and years, 2013 has seen its usage and exposure increase, making the dictionary inclusion a logical progression. The official definition of is as follows: “Twerk (v.): to dance to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low, squatting stance.”

The word was added along with other modern buzzwords like “selfie,” “digital detox,” and “badassery.” Let’s remember that this is the online Oxford, which is more open to modern terms, not the more stringent Oxford English Dictionary, which probably won’t be welcoming “twerk” into its pages for another few years.

[via All Hip-Hop]