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farruca

[fuh-roo-kuh; Spanish fahr-roo-kah]
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noun, plural far·ru·cas [fuh-roo-kuh z; Spanish fahr-roo-kahs] /fəˈru kəz; Spanish fɑrˈru kɑs/.
  1. a Spanish flamenco dance.
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Origin of farruca

1930–35; < Spanish; compare farruco defiant, bold, arrogant, allegedly after farruco a Galician or Asturian who has recently emigrated, hypocoristic form of Francisco Francis
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