cachua

noun

ca·​chua
kəˈchüə,
ˈkäch(ˌ)wä
variants or less commonly kashua
kəˈshüə,
ˈkäsh(ˌ)wä
or kaswa
ˈkä(ˌ)swä
plural -s
1
: a Peruvian dance in rapid unsyncopated 2/4 time
2
: the music for a cachua

Word History

Etymology

American Spanish cachúa

First Known Use

1860, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of cachua was in 1860

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“Cachua.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cachua. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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