Lagos – The English language has expanded as 500 new words were added to the Oxford Dictionary, including ‘twerk’, ‘jeggings’ and ‘Fo' shizzle’, BBC News reports.
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, ‘twerk’ was first originated in 1820 spelt as ‘twirk’ and meant a twisting or jerking movement. It was first spelt as ‘twerk’ in 1901 and has been used as a verb since 1848.
Oxford describes twerking as dancing "in a sexually provocative manner, using thrusting movements of the bottom and hips while in a low, squatting stance".
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This was popularised by singer Miley Cyrus at the MTV awards in 2013.
For a word to qualify to be added to the Oxford Dictionary it has to be have been in popular use for about 10 years.
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