bouzouki

or bou·sou·ki, bu·zu·ki

[ boo-zoo-kee ]
/ bʊˈzu ki /

noun, plural bou·zou·kis, bou·zou·ki·a [boo-zoo-kee-uh]. /bʊˈzu ki ə/.

a long-necked, fretted lute of modern Greece.

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Origin of bouzouki

1950–55; <Modern Greek mpouzoúki;Turkish bozuk (broken, ruined, depraved; cf. bashi-bazouk) or büzük (constricted, puckered) adduced as sources, but sense development is obscure
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British Dictionary definitions for bouzouki

bouzouki
/ (buːˈzuːkɪ) /

noun

a Greek long-necked stringed musical instrument related to the mandolin

Word Origin for bouzouki

C20: from Modern Greek mpouzouki, perhaps from Turkish büjük large
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