The Brief: "Throw it back" is a dance move that primarily uses the butt. It is essentially the same as twerking or "backing it up."


“Throw it back” refers to a dance move where an individual primarily uses their butt. It’s the same as twerking or “backing it up.”

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On TikTok, the term typically refers to a move that’s been adapted to a more simple move. A dancer body rolls while lifting one leg and simultaneously pushes their knee back and rear end out.

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The phrase “throw it back” is also mentioned in a number of songs, like the popular TikTok track “Vibe” by Cookie Kawaii.


If I back it up, is it fat enough?
When I throw it back, is it fast enough?
If I speed it up, can you handle that?
You ain’t ready for this work
Now watch me throw it, throw it
Back, throw it back