variants or less commonly cachuca
plural -s
: a lively Andalusian solo dance in triple time done with castanets

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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