bouzoukia

bouzouki

[boo-zoo-kee]
noun, plural bouzoukis, bouzoukia [boo-zoo-kee-uh] .
a long-necked, fretted lute of modern Greece.


Origin:
1950–55; < Modern Greek mpouzoúki; Turkish bozuk (broken, ruined, depraved; cf. bashi-bazouk) or büzük (constricted, puckered) adduced as sources, but sense development is obscure

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bouzouki (buːˈzuːkɪ)
 
n
a Greek long-necked stringed musical instrument related to the mandolin
 
[C20: from Modern Greek mpouzouki, perhaps from Turkish büjük large]

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