Be cool. Totes learn this lingo.

2013-08-28 13:15
Shock!  Horror! So the day has come.

Twerking, the rump-busting up-and-down dance move long beloved on America's hip-hop scene, has officially gone mainstream.

Britain's Oxford Dictionaries has decided to add the word “twerking” along with "selfie", the word typically used to describe pouty smartphone self-portraits, "digital detox" for time spent way from Facebook and Twitter, and "Bitcoin", for the nationless electronic currency whose gyrations have also caught the world's eye, to its pages.

According to the dictionary this will be the official definition of twerking:

Dance to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low, squatting stance.

Here’s some other awesome definitions for words you probably never knew existed via the Urban Dictionary:

Doubtfire holiday

A period in which an adult man disguises himself as a woman in order to secretly spend time with his children.

Smartphone dead leg

The loss of feeling in the legs due to prolonged smartphone use whilst sitting down, in particular on the toilet.


A person that can produce their phone with lightning speed and return a text message almost instantaneously.

Like shock

When one gets many more likes/retweets/favourites on a social networking site than usual.


A person's sidekick who texts for the driver.

Series hangover

When you've finished watching a TV series and you suddenly return to the real world, but the real world feels incomplete or surreal because you're still living in the world of the TV series. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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