or bou·sou·ki, bu·zu·ki
- a long-necked, fretted lute of modern Greece.
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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- a Greek long-necked stringed musical instrument related to the mandolin
C20: from Modern Greek mpouzouki, perhaps from Turkish büjük large