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.

1985–90; apparently < Lesser Antillean Creole French; said to mean literally “place to dance, party”

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zouk (zuːk)
a style of dance music that combines African and Latin American rhythms and uses electronic instruments and modern studio technology
[C20: from West Indian Creole zouk to have a good time]

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