huapango

noun hua·pan·go \wäˈpäŋ(ˌ)gō\

Definition of huapango

plural

-s

  1. :  a fast and complicated Mexican couple dance that is usually performed on a wooden platform to accentuate the rhythmic beating of heels and toes

There's more!

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!
Already a subscriber? Log in.

Origin and Etymology of huapango

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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up huapango? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

not embarrassed or apologetic

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!