What Young Folk Say | The Word Detective

slang-creative-commons-licenseCurve: (verb) to reject a potential suitors romantic advances

First Known Use: No Clue.

Spotted on Twitter (10-19-16) when tweets described Singer Jazmine Sullivan’s actions towards Atlanta gospel singer Thomas TC Clay-2 who recently passed away (10-15-16).  Sullivan confessed in Facebook tribute –1  how she kept her distance from “TC” whom she thought had a crush on her.

Twitter response echoed this one:

"Curving Dudes Beyond the Grave"
“Curving Dudes Beyond the Grave”

Origin/Etymology question:  Is this slang word “Curving”  based on the move a dog/rabbit makes when you run and try to catch them?

Let me know.


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