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zydeco

[zahy-di-koh] /ˈzaɪ dɪˌkoʊ/
noun
1.
a blues-influenced type of Cajun dance music popular in Louisiana and Texas, and usually played on accordion, guitar, and violin.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60, Americanism; said to represent Louisiana French les haricots in the dance-tune title Les haricots sont pas salés
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zydeco

/ˈzaɪdəˌkəʊ/
noun
1.
a type of Black Cajun music
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Word Origin and History for zydeco
n.

1949, perhaps from Creole French pronunciation of French les haricots "the beans," part of the title of a popular dance tune ("les haricots sont pas salés").

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