or csar·das

[ chahr-dahsh ]
/ ˈtʃɑr dɑʃ /


a Hungarian national dance in two movements, one slow and the other fast.

Origin of czardas

First recorded in 1855–60; from Hungarian csárdás, equivalent to csárda “wayside tavern” (from Serbo-Croatian čȁrdāk originally, “watchtower,” from Turkish çardak “bower, booth, pergola,” from Persian chārtāk “four-cornered room”; čār “four” + tāk “vault”) + -s adjective suffix; earlier csárdák was analyzed as csárda + -k plural suffix

Words nearby czardas Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for czardas

/ (ˈtʃɑːdæʃ) /


a Hungarian national dance of alternating slow and fast sections
a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance

Word Origin for czardas

from Hungarian csárdás
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