Main definitions of bump and grind in English

: bump and grind1bump and grind2

bump and grind1

Pronunciation /ˌbʌmp (ə)n(d) ˈɡrʌɪnd/

adjective

informal US
  • Usually hyphenated. Characterized by, featuring, or associated with sexually provocative or erotic dancing. Compare "bump", "grind", bump and grind .

noun

informal US
  • The action or an act of sexually provocative or erotic dancing.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in The Ogden Standard-Examiner. From bump + and + grind.

Main definitions of bump and grind in English

: bump and grind1bump and grind2

bump and grind2

Pronunciation /ˌbʌmp (ə)n(d) ˈɡrʌɪnd/

verb

informal US
  • 1To move with a repeated circling motion of the hips; especially to dance in a sexually provocative or erotic way by thrusting the pelvis and gyrating the hips and buttocks against a dance partner.

  • 2Sport
    To move or play in an aggressively physical manner.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Life. From bump + and + grind, after bump and grind, bump and grind.