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zouk

[zook] /zuk/
noun
1.
a style of dance music that originated in Guadeloupe and Martinique, featuring Caribbean rhythms over a disco beat and played with electric guitars and synthesizers.
Origin
Lesser Antillean Creole French
1985-1990
1985-90; apparently < Lesser Antillean Creole French; said to mean literally “place to dance, party”
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British Dictionary definitions for zouks

zouk

/zuːk/
noun
1.
a style of dance music that combines African and Latin American rhythms and uses electronic instruments and modern studio technology
Word Origin
C20: from West Indian Creole zouk to have a good time
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Word Origin and History for zouks

zouk

n.

Creole French, "party," from zouker "engage in unrestrained social activity."

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