huapango

noun

hua·​pan·​go
wäˈpäŋ(ˌ)gō
plural -s
: a fast and complicated Mexican couple dance that is usually performed on a wooden platform to accentuate the rhythmic beating of heels and toes

Word History

Etymology

Mexican Spanish, a festival celebrated in the state of Veracruz, dance typical of this festival, huapango, from Huapango, town in Veracruz, Mexico

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“Huapango.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/huapango. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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