czardas

or csar·das

[chahr-dahsh]

Origin of czardas

1855–60; < Hungarian csárdás, equivalent to csárda wayside tavern (< Serbo-Croatian čcȁrdāk orig., watchtower < Turkish < Persian chārtāk four-cornered room; čār four + tāk vault) + -s adj. suffix; earlier csárdák was analyzed as csárda + -k plural suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for czardas

czardas

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

Word Origin for czardas

from Hungarian csárdás
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