The Brief: A popular dance move involving tucking your head into your bent elbow, while raising the opposite arm straight out. The name comes from a form of cannabis wax called a dab.

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“Dabbing” refers to a dance move involving tucking your head into your bent elbow, while raising the opposite arm straight out, much like coughing into your elbow. The word is used often in hip-hop songs like Bad and Boujee ft. Lil Uzi Vert by Migos:

 

 

The move is inspired by the popular form of cannabis wax, called a dab, that can cause coughing when smoked, which looks much like the popularized dance move.

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