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