[ fuh-roo-kuh; Spanish fahr-roo-kah ]

noun,plural far·ru·cas [fuh-roo-kuhz; Spanish fahr-roo-kahs]. /fəˈru kəz; Spanish fɑrˈru kɑs/.
  1. a Spanish flamenco dance.

Origin of farruca

First recorded in 1930–35; from Spanish; compare farruco “defiant, bold, arrogant,” allegedly after farruco “a Galician or Asturian who has recently emigrated,” and a diminutive or pet name of Francisco “Francis”

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