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corroboree

or cor·rob·bo·ree

[ kuh-rob-uh-ree ]
/ kəˈrɒb ə ri /
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noun Australian.
an assembly of Aboriginal people typified by singing and dancing, sometimes associated with traditional sacred rites.
a social gathering, especially of a boisterous nature.
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Origin of corroboree

First recorded in 1793, corroboree is from the Dharuk word ga-ra-ba-ra “dance”
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British Dictionary definitions for corroboree

corroboree
/ (kəˈrɒbərɪ) /

noun Australian
a native assembly of sacred, festive, or warlike character
informal any noisy gathering

Word Origin for corroboree

C19: from a native Australian language
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