“Twerk” is in our everyday vocabulary thanks to Miley Cyrus’s infamous performance at MTV’s VMAs, and now the word is on its way to the dictionary.
CLEVELAND - "Twerk" is in our everyday vocabulary thanks to Miley Cyrus's infamous performance at MTV's VMAs, and now the word is on its way to the dictionary.
Oxford Dictionaries Online is including "twerk" in its latest update.
It defines "twerk" as a verb meaning to "dance to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low, squatting stance."
Several other words were also added in the update, including selfie, digital detox, emoji, geek chic, and srsly.