noun, plural fan·dan·gos.
Origin of fandango
Examples from the Web for fandango
I attended one evening a fandango given by Mr. Ridley, an English gentleman, whose wife is a Californian lady.What I Saw in California|Edwin Bryant
The Comandante with Roblado and the lieutenant figured at the fandango in full uniform.The White Chief|Mayne Reid
We used to flourish away at the bolero, fandango, and waltz, and wound up early in the evening with a supper of roasted chestnuts.
At noon he had had to tell them, and tell Willett, who was teaching Lilian a fandango he had heard on the Colorado.Tonio, Son of the Sierras|Charles King
By that time my three babies were dancing a fandango upon the roof of the car.Curly|Roger Pocock
noun plural -gos
Word Origin for fandango
mid-18c., lively Spanish dance, the word of unknown etymology [OED says "alleged to be of negro origin"], perhaps related to fado. Fado is lovely, but not lively, so perhaps the link, if any, is thematic. But the late date argues against it.