cachucha

noun

ca·​chu·​cha
kəˈchüchə
variants or less commonly cachuca
-ükə
plural -s
: a lively Andalusian solo dance in triple time done with castanets

Word History

Etymology

Spanish, small boat, cap, cachucha, probably from cacho shard, piece, probably from (assumed) Vulgar Latin cacculus pot, alteration of Latin caccabus, from Greek kakkabos, of Semitic origin; akin to Assyrian kukubu vessel

First Known Use

1825, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cachucha was in 1825

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“Cachucha.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cachucha. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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