corrobboree

corroboree

[kuh-rob-uh-ree]
noun Australian.
1.
an assembly of Aborigines typified by singing and dancing, sometimes associated with traditional sacred rites.
2.
a social gathering, especially of a boisterous nature.
Also, corrobboree.


Origin:
1793; < Dharuk ga-ra-ba-ra dance

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corroboree (kəˈrɒbərɪ)
 
n
1.  a native assembly of sacred, festive, or warlike character
2.  informal any noisy gathering
 
[C19: from a native Australian language]

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