"Truckin'" was originally a dance move. There are several theories about where it came from, but the most likely is that it was invented in Harlem during the late 1920's. It was done to a shuffle rhythm and involved moving away from your partner while strutting and waggling your index finger.

It was popularized in the late sixties by cartoonist Robert Crumb. His "Keep on Truckin'" cartoon in Zap comics (1968), featuring a guy leaning way back with his index finger up and his foot thrust forward. It was a popular subject of poster art in the late sixties.

The Grateful Dead recorded a song called Truckin' in 1971. By then, the term was pretty much over, so the Dead had nothing to do with it. Eddie Kendricks recorded a song called "Keep On Truckin'" in 1973. Hot Tuna, a Jefferson Airplane spinoff, also recorded a (different) song under the same name. "Truckin'" was often a euphemism for a similar word with which it rhymes.
Keep on truckin' momma, truck my blues away.
by JerseyJohn August 20, 2007
Something you should keep on
"Keep on truckin.." from a Grateful Dead song.
by Mark July 19, 2003
A very stylish strut involving large amounts of concentration. Generally proformed in a retro leisure suit. WARNING:Should ONLY be attempted by trained professional.
see Dreadlock Holiday -10cc music video for example of truckin'
by thefunkMASTER September 15, 2006
1. A kickass song by The Grateful Dead. Quoted and loved by all hippies.

2. The act of driving a truck.
Truckin’ got my chips cashed in. keep truckin’, like the do-dah man
Together, more or less in line, just keep truckin’ on.
by fdvjhbdvhgb December 22, 2004
the act of driving next to a truck so as to avoid the line of sight of a cop's radar gun.
When trying to aviod a cop's radar, drive next to a truck to get out of the line of sight.
by Bozzy April 02, 2005
can also be used as T-mother-fuckin'-ruckin, or TdotRuckin', all are acceptable versions of this popular term used mostly by "yomar" to describe his T-F-45-150 ford t-ruck, a pastime taken in by such people as B-rizza, and K.dawg. to name a scoatch of the people actually involved in this beloved hobby. carefull no sloppy boner's, "jean boner's, allowed, this means you SLOPPY BONER CARL, however all sicle riders welcome. many fun times in the summer months can be had, hopefull for years to come
"hey! let's got T-ruckin'"!

"T-mother-fuckin'-ruckin' FOR LIFE'

"hey.... watch the paint job....."

"my t-ruck is faster than your rice car.."
by Chris G. January 23, 2004
When a man is 'semi' aroused as in a semi truck. Not fully aroused. Partially aroused.
-Dude I caught a glimpse of that chicks ass and got semi wood from it
-No shit you were truckin'?

Baby your so sexy I just hear your voice and I am truckin'!
by BigJaunWholio September 06, 2011

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