- (slang, dated, US) A puny or insignificant person, generally male; a twerp.
Found primarily in the 1930s-era works of Walter Dumaux Edmonds.
(third-person singular simple present twerks, present participle twerking, simple past and past participle twerked)
- To twitch or jerk.
- To move the body in a sexually suggestive twisting or gyrating fashion.
- To dance in a sexually suggestive manner, often involving rapid movement.
In “sexually suggestive movements, especially dance”, particularly popularized since c. 2000 by US hip-hop.
- An abrupt call, such as made by the California Quail.
Onomatopoeia, possibly coined by Roger Tory Peterson.