czardas

noun

czar·​das ˈchär-ˌdash How to pronounce czardas (audio)
-ˌdäsh
plural czardas
: a Hungarian dance to music in duple time in which the dancers start slowly and finish with a rapid whirl

Word History

Etymology

Hungarian csárdás

First Known Use

1860, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of czardas was in 1860

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“Czardas.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/czardas. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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