matachine\ˌmätəˈchēn, ˌma-, -ˈshēn\
Definition of matachin
1a : a sword dancer in a fantastic costume —called also bouffon b plural matachini \-ē(ˌ)nē\ [Mexican Spanish matachín, from Spanish, matachin (sense 1a), from Italian mattaccino] : a member of a society of Mexican-Indian dancers who perform ritual dances
2 : a dance performed by a matachin
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Origin and Etymology of matachin
Italian mattaccino, from matto madman, fool, from matto mad, crazy, from Latin mattus stupid, drunk
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