world beat

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Definition of world beat 

: world music usually hyphenated when used attributively

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Alexander Bruno — a debonair expat backgammon player with telepathic capabilities — travels the world beating wealthy opponents at the game. Joumana Khatib, New York Times, "Paperback Row," 27 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of world beat

1984, in the meaning defined above

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