So English majors, scrabble players, wordsmiths , linguists and anyone who cares about speaking the English language properly can now, confidently, use the word “Twerk” or “twerks” or “twerking” as CNN reported a few hours ago that it had been added to the Oxford Dictionary.
So what does twerk mean? According to the New York Times it is to dance in “a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low, squatting stance”
According to the Oxford dictionary the word twerk originated from the word work.
So yeah, after the media had a field day with Miley Cyrus’s twerking performance at the VMA just a few days ago the oxford dictionary legitimizes the word. Watch a bunch of media personalities showing their twerk moves.