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eagle

verb; sound symbolism
to dance This meaning and use of the word ‘eagle’ was most likely pulled from a popular rap song by the artist Nelly, entitled “Get Your Eagle On.” In this case, Nelly substituted the word eagle for the word groove, which is normally placed there to imply dancing. In addition, the dance implied by the term eagle is one that involves squatting down into a sitting position and opening one’s knees to the outside, apparently to simulate the flying of an eagle. The person who used this term in the club probably was trying to make himself sound cool.
 
Those girls eagled all night long.
Etymology : symbolic extension of the word eagle to identify a dance that resembles an eagle
Source : overheard conversation at a nightclub while dancing
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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