Twerking is a dance style. The dancer (usually a female) shakes and bounces (jiggles) her buttocks in a sexually provocative manner while in a low squatting posture. Oxford Dictionaries defines 'twerking' as a verb: "dance to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low, squatting stance". Twerking drew a lot of attention in the United States when Miley Cyrus did a twerking dance on nationwide television during the MTV Video Music Awards program in August 2013.
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- Levy, Megan (14 December 2012). "Do you know how to twerk? (Or even what it is?)". The Age. http://www.theage.com.au/data-point/do-you-know-how-to-twerk-or-even-what-it-is-20121213-2bbrp.html. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
- "Definition of twerk in English". Oxford University Press. http://oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english/twerk. Retrieved Sept. 16, 2013.