dad dancing

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dad dancing (uncountable)

  1. The making of embarrassing flamboyant dance moves to pop music by middle-aged men.
    • 2004: The first National Dad Dancing Championships were held in Northampton's Grosvenor Centre on Saturday, 19 June, 2004. [...] More dad dancing moves [link to next page] (BBC Northamptonshire, "Features: Dad dancing", June 2004)
    • 2009: Middle-aged men who embarrass their children with flamboyant dance moves now have the perfect excuse – evolution. The cringeworthy "dad dancing" witnessed at wedding receptions every weekend may be an unconscious way in which ageing males repel the attention of young women, leaving the field clear for men at their sexual peak. (The Telegraph, "'Dad dancing' may be the result of evolution, scientists claim", December 15, 2009)

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