A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from January 02, 2016
Twerk (redneck for “to work")

"Twerk” (the dance movement) sounds like how a Southerner would say “to work.” A popular GIF is:

REDNECK WORD OF THE DAY: TWERK
IMA HAVE A FEW BEERS BEFORE I GET BACK TWERK


“Get back Twerk” was cited on Twitter on January 14, 2012. “Starting a twerk team solely so I can yell at the lazy girls, ‘get back twerk!’” was cited on Twitter on September 29, 2012.

“Hillybilly Word Of The Day..’Twerk’...’Welp, I’m done with lunch so I’d better get back twerk!’” was cited on Twitter on August 28, 2013. “Redneck word of the day: Twerk. Imma have a few beers before getting back twerk” was cited on Twitter on August 31, 2013.


Wikipedia: Twerking
Twerking (/ˈtwɜrkɪŋ/) is a type of dancing in which an individual, usually a female, dances to music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low squatting stance. Though the term seems to be of uncertain origin with common assumptions suggesting it represents a contraction of “footwork” or a portmanteau of the words “twist” and “jerk”, the Oxford Dictionaries blog says “the most likely theory is that it is an alteration of work, because that word has a history of being used in similar ways, with dancers being encouraged to “work it”. The “t” could be a result of blending with another word such as twist or twitch.”

Twitter
cariña
‏@CaronaNolimee
lmfao my redneck teacher wanted to know what a “twerk team” is ! -__-
12:00 PM - 25 Feb 2010

Twitter
SC: SayMikeWill
‏@SayMikeWill
@_iSkeat_Tweets @_CHAD_BlaqkAss_ lol Get back Twerk ...
10:34 AM - 14 Jan 2012

Twitter
Class A Moron
‏@michelekguild
Starting a twerk team solely so I can yell at the lazy girls, “get back twerk!”
8:34 PM - 29 Sep 2012

Twitter
Eriko T.
‏@erikocoa
back to werk.... back twerk
7:13 PM - 22 Jan 2013

Twitter
Balowski Randolph
‏@balowskipbbx2
Redneck Dictionary: Twerk:2DQS
4:14 AM - 26 Jan 2013

YouTube
GET BACK TO TWERK
Jenni Naughton
Published on Jan 28, 2013
i didnt know my voice could do this

Twitter
lmnav
‏@lmnav
@xevlau5ki Get back to work… Got back? Twerk!
11:45 PM - 20 Apr 2013

Twitter
Jay✆Mac
‏@KingCuh
Redneck word of the day.  Twerk. #Bored https://vine.co/v/hiuqA0u53Zu
9:13 PM - 25 Aug 2013

Twitter
Steve Hudson
‏@REMAX_Man
Hillybilly Word Of The Day.."Twerk"..."Welp, I’m done with lunch so I’d better get back twerk!”
8:23 PM - 28 Aug 2013

Twitter
MG Herro
‏@MGShogun
Southerner Word Of The Day: “Twerk” “Welp, I’m done with lunch so I’d better get back twerk!”
10:05 PM - 28 Aug 2013

Twitter
Mike Fuller
‏@MikeKX947
Redneck word of the day: Twerk
Imma have a few beers before getting back twerk.
6:16 AM - 31 Aug 2013

Twitter
witchy one
‏@wycked1
Redneck word of the day, twerk: imma have a few beers afore a git back twerk.
12:39 PM - 16 Sep 2013

Urban Dictionary
Twerk
Redneck: To get something done.
Imma have a few mor beers before I get back twerk.
by rr dictionary November 05, 2013

Forward (Jewish Daily Forward)
What If Miley Cyrus Did the Nasty in the Shvitz?
By Phil O’Lologous
March 11, 2014
(...)
The definition that has captured the imagination of the sages of perspiration (they put the witz into shvitz, and the wet into sweat) is: “The rhythmic gyrating of the lower fleshy extremities in a lascivious manner with the intent to elicit sexual arousal or laughter,” rather than the redneck version: “To get something done.” As in, “Imma have a few mor beers before I get back twerk.”

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