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dab (3)

verb; clipping
A show-boat dance move. Used to gloat about being an expert in a particular activity. The move involves raising the inside of your elbow towards your head. While simultaneously nodding your head downward towards your elbow.
 
The dance moves and use of the clipping dab originated in hip hop music. However, it was made famous by Cam Newton, and his touchdown celebration. Dab is a clipping from the metaphor dab-hand.
Etymology : Shortened from the noun dab hand, which means a person who is an expert at a particular activity. Origin is 19th century.
Source : “Did you see Cam Newton dab in the end zone?” -Conversation with Roommate
Last modified: 6 December 2016


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