Breaking (slang)

Type: verb, slang

Pronunciation: /break-in/

Also spelled or known as: Breakin’

Related: Break, Breakdance, Breakdancing, Bboying

What does Breaking mean?

1. A high energy acrobatic style of street dancing.

2. To perform a high energy acrobatic style of street dancing.

Example sentence:DJ Kool Herc helped create breaking.”

Breaking Origin: Breaking is a style of street dancing that originated in the early 1970s in New York city. Breaking went mainstream after being featured in the 1983 movie “Flashdance”.

Breaking in songs:

“I was on Beat Street breaking to a Krush Groove” – Inspectah Deck, Can’t Stay Away.

“Get mistaken for a B-Boy breaking your dome” – Deacon, So Live!.

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Cite this page: "Breaking." Rap Dictionary, DailyRapFacts. Accessed April 18, 2024.


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