ca·​chu·​cha | \ kəˈchüchə \
variants: or less commonly cachuca \ -​ükə \
plural -s

Definition of cachucha

: a lively Andalusian solo dance in triple time done with castanets

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First Known Use of cachucha

1825, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cachucha

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

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“Cachucha.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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