Ghost Dance

noun

: a group dance of a late 19th century American Indian messianic cult believed to promote the return of the dead and the restoration of traditional ways of life

Word History

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Ghost Dance was in 1876

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“Ghost Dance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ghost%20Dance. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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