Twerking: Added to Oxford Dictionary!

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Twerking has enjoyed a pretty strong week. At least in terms of notoriety.

First, Miley Cyrus Twerking all over the MTV Video Music Awards stage Sunday night inspired up to 300,000 Tweets per minute by some estimates.

Now the Oxford dictionaries have listed as an official word: Twerk, verb.

Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus

The well-respected dictionary does a quarterly update of "current English," adding terms that its editors say have been absorbed by popular culture.

Twerking made the cut, along with fauxhawk (i.e. the David Beckham haircut), phablet (phone and tablet combined) and selfie (see any Jenelle Evans photo).

As for the definition of Twerking?

The dictionary editors say that "twerk" has actually been around for 20 years. Apparently, it begam as a variation of "to work" ... as in, "Work it girl!"

Twerking is also described as a portmanteau of "twist" and "jerk."

Whether you're twisting, jerking, working it or all of the above, people generally take it to mean dancing in a fervent, sexually suggestive fashion.

Wikipedia calls Twerking a "dance that involves shaking the hips and bottom in a bouncy, up and down motion, causing it to shake, 'wobble' and 'jiggle.'"

The Urban Dictionary defines it as "a series of movements made by females of the humanoid variety as an expression of contempt for their fathers."

Or, alternately, "rhythmic gyrating of lower fleshy extremities in a lascivious manner with the intent to elicit sexual arousal or laughter in one's audience."

No word if Oxford's official entry will have a Miley Cyrus picture.

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Oxford nooooooooooooooooooo

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lol these definitions are so funny :D

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She was terrible @ the VMA's and do not deserve to have that word put in the dictionary. Further more she didn't twerk right in the first place. Send her to a dance class so she can learn the proper way. SHE WAS REAL RACHET FOR WHAT SHE DID AND IF I WAS MS. THICKE WE WOULD HAVE A MAJOR PROBLEM.

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Twerk shoulda been added to dictionary a long time ago WAaaaaay before Miley started doing it or before she was born...

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IT'S A MIXED RACE OKIE FROM INOKIE .... IT'S JUST DUCK DYNASTY WITH OUT THE BEARD ... SHE''LL DO WHAT THE JEWS ( MAFIA ) IN THAT RACKETEER RUN INDUSTRY PROMPT THE SAD SICOPHANT TO DO TO DEGRADE WHITE PEOPLE EVEN THOUGH VYRUS IS BARELY WHITE ..... JUST BAN THE RAT FROM YOUR HOME .... AND EXPLAIN TO YOUR CHILDREN THAT THEREA ARE BAD PEOPLE IN THE WORLD WHO ARE TO BE SHUNNED .

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