sirtaki

noun sir·ta·ki \sirˈtäkē\

Definition of sirtaki

plural

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  1. :  a Greek circle dance similar to a hora

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Origin and Etymology of sirtaki

New Greek syrtaki, from syrtos kind of folk dance, from Greek, probably from syrtos trailing, verbal of syrein to drag, trail behind — more at swerve


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