raspa

noun
ras·​pa | \ ˈräspə \
plural -s

Definition of raspa

: a modern Mexican couple dance consisting of an alternate shuffling of the feet forward and backward and ending with a polka pivot

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History and Etymology for raspa

Mexican Spanish, from Spanish raspar to scrape, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German raspōn to scrape together, collect

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“Raspa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/raspa. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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