gua·​ra·​cha | \ gwəˈrächə \
plural -s

Definition of guaracha

1a : a lively stamping Spanish solo dance
b : music for this dance
2a : a lively Cuban dance tune in ⁶/₈ time
b : a ballroom dance with a box step developed in Cuba from the Spanish model

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History and Etymology for guaracha

Spanish, from Old Spanish guar place, spot, site + hacha a dance performed with legs and feet only

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“Guaracha.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Apr. 2020.

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