lindy hop

lindy

[lin-dee]
noun, plural lindies.
1.
Also called lindy hop, Lindy Hop. an energetic jitterbug dance.
verb (used without object), lindied, lindying.
2.
to dance the lindy.
Also, Lindy.


Origin:
1930–35; probably from nickname of Charles A. Lindbergh

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Lindy Hop
popular dance, 1931, it originated in Harlem, N.Y., named for Lindy, nickname of U.S. aviator Charles A. Lindbergh (1902-74) who in 1927 made the first solo nonstop trans-Atlantic flight.
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