: a fast rhythmic ballroom dance of Latin American origin with a basic pattern of three steps and a shuffle

Word History

Etymology

American Spanish cha-cha-cha

First Known Use

1954, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cha-cha was in 1954

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“Cha-cha.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cha-cha. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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