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the act upon furiously dry-humping air in the stupidest manner, whilst wearing a motorbike helmet to a ridiculously gay ass song
bonguereathrian: i did the harlem shake last night! the motion of it made me cum...

jesus: me too!
by jesuscunt!! February 17, 2013
Yet another moronic dance trend from Youtube. It starts with people in the room (or other strange location) and one person shaking like a retard and after few seconds the rest of the people do even more stupid things. I suppose this ilustrates that stupidity of one person quickly infects others.
Just when you thought that the limit of stupidity was reached with Gangnam Style, something like harlem shake shows up and completely ruins your faith in humanity.
by hubzal February 18, 2013
A shake introduced to harlem thanks to yoan in the 60s.
Did ya see her dance? That was the harlem shake! HEIL YOAN!
by Yoan February 01, 2003
The "Harlem Shake" is performed by acting "normal" in the first 10 seconds of a video and after the first 10 seconds , you're doing random acts that makes you look like a primitive fool.
One example of the Harlem Shake is a young black male jerking off in front of what looks to be his parents who seemed to be reading a newspaper in the first 10 seconds of the video, not noticing their son is about to make a complete fool of himself. While this is happening, you'll hear a generic, goofy tune in the background. That's the start of the dance tune. 10 seconds later the tune cuts off to a deep voice, "Do the Harlem Shake," the video then cuts to a scene where his parents are gone but the same room is filled with what seems to be his friends in costumes. One of his friends is humping a stuff animal who is dressed in a cow costume and another seems to be jumping on a chair who is dressed in a costume that is unrecognizable. There is another friend of his dancing behind him who is also dressed in a white costume that looks like a bunny suit and a random white male walks in front of the camera for the sake of diversity. The man mentioned earlier who was jerking off in front of his parents in the first 10 seconds of the video is now dressed in a purple costume, pouring milk on his head while staring into the camera as he pumps his pelvis in the second 10 seconds of the video.
by YouCan'tBlock February 14, 2013
it's a dance. the harlem shake started by a homeless crack head dude that would dance in between periods of those and1 games at rucker park. it caught on (15 years later), because trap music. to enjoy trap music you have to be on drugs, hence, why some folks harlem shake to it. kids and some grown folks think crackheads are funny, so, they mimic them and post it on youtube.
is he doing the harlem shake or did he get shot?
by getsh_itstraight February 16, 2013
The only time a bunch of straight guys can dance in their underwear and not be considered in anyway gay
Person 1: Dude why are you watching gay porn?

Person 2: No man it's a Harlem Shake video

Person 1: Sure...
by couple2tree February 17, 2013
Most annoying dance trend ever besides Gangnam Style in which both have been plaguing the Internet. The idea of one dancing while everyone else remains unaware and then jump-cuts to where everyone starts dancing along has got to be the most ridiculous shit ever.
Person 1: Dude, Harlem Shake is so funny. You gotta look it up on Youtube. I might as well start one myself.

Person 2: Dude, shut the hell up. As much as you would post links about Kony and change your Facebook pic to that Kony promo pic, you are obviously just wanting to fit in the latest *viral* trends just so you won't feel left out.
by dalfkjasdlk February 26, 2013
A new dance for retards.
*looked up harlem shake on youtube*

Wow, I can't believe it many retarded people dancing in harlem shake!
by KYI February 23, 2013