I. noun Etymology: Charleston, S. C. Date: 1925 a lively ballroom dance in which the knees are twisted in and out and the heels are swung sharply outward on each step II. geographical name 1. city & port SE South Carolina population 96,650 2. city capital of West Virginia on the Kanawha population 53,421 • Charlestonian noun

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