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farruca

[fuh-roo-kuh; Spanish fahr-roo-kah] /fəˈru kə; Spanish fɑrˈru kɑ/
noun, plural farrucas
[fuh-roo-kuh z; Spanish fahr-roo-kahs] /fəˈru kəz; Spanish fɑrˈru kɑs/ (Show IPA)
1.
a Spanish flamenco dance.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; < Spanish; compare farruco defiant, bold, arrogant, allegedly after farruco a Galician or Asturian who has recently emigrated, hypocoristic form of Francisco Francis
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