zydeco

zydeco

[zahy-di-koh]
noun
a blues-influenced type of Cajun dance music popular in Louisiana and Texas, and usually played on accordion, guitar, and violin.

Origin:
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)
 
n
a type of Black Cajun music

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