guaracha

guaracha

[gwuh-rah-chuh; Spanish gwah-rah-chah]
noun, plural guarachas [gwuh-rah-chuhz; Spanish gwah-rah-chahs] .
1.
a vigorous Cuban dance in triple meter.
2.
the music for this dance.

Origin:
1820–30; < Spanish, equivalent to Old Spanish guar place + hacha a kind of dance

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