discotheque

noun
dis·​co·​theque | \ ˈdis-kə-ˌtek How to pronounce discotheque (audio) , ˌdis-kə-ˈ\
variants: or discothèque

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The go-go trend dates back to Paris in 1963, when Elmer Valentine, a Los Angeles restaurant owner, visited a Left Bank discotheque. Marc Myers, WSJ, "When Women’s Empowerment Wore a Go-Go Skirt," 6 Apr. 2018 Saturday Night Fever followed the dual life of Travolta’s character; a star on the discotheque dance floor but a working-class man with a dead-end job and an unsupportive family back at home. Dave Quinn, PEOPLE.com, "Pizza Inferno: John Travolta Channels Saturday Night Fever at Brooklyn Event in His Honor," 13 June 2018 Vinyl was everywhere: From Chicago warehouses to Nigerian discotheques. Anna Cardovillis, CNN, "'Vinyl is king!': Why Kenya is having a record revival," 23 Apr. 2018 This isn’t a rule of the game; as far as Fortnite’s code is concerned, a discotheque is as good a place for blasting as a dry creek bed. Robin Sloan, The Atlantic, "I Played Fortnite and Figured Out the Universe," 10 May 2018 The downtown eatery was transformed into a discotheque of sorts, complete with delectable Italian fare and Vogueritas, in keeping with the Cinco de Mayo festivities occurring around the city. Maria Ward, Vogue, "How Grace Hartzel Got Ready for Vogue’s Epic Pre-Met Gala Party," 6 May 2018 Colatecs, a portmanteau of cola and discotheque, have arisen to serve South Korea's rapidly aging population, as a growing number of lonely, impoverished, and ailing people rediscover ways to entertain themselves after decades of hard work. Cynthia Kim, The Christian Science Monitor, "South Korea's elderly boogie, find connection in daytime discos," 17 Apr. 2018 In 1986, the United States launched an air raid against Libya in response to the bombing of a discotheque in Berlin on April 5; Libya said 37 people, mostly civilians, were killed. cleveland.com, "Today in History: April 15, 2018," 15 Apr. 2018 In West Germany, according to the Associated Press, Rajneeshees operate a highly successful string of discotheques (estimated annual turnover: $1.1 million). Win Mccormack, The New Republic, "Bhagwan’s Bottom Line II," 12 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of discotheque

1960, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for discotheque

French discothèque, from disque disk, record + -o- + -thèque (as in bibliothèque library)

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