zouk

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noun \ˈzük\

Definition of zouk

  1. :  a form of French West Indian music blending African rhythms, reggae, calypso, and electronic dance music

Origin and Etymology of zouk

Lesser Antillean French Creole, literally, dance party, dance, probably alteration of mazouk French Caribbean ballroom and club dance of the earlier 20th century, alteration of French mazurka mazurka


First Known Use: 1986


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