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guaracha

[gwuh-rah-chuh; Spanish gwah-rah-chah]
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noun, plural gua·ra·chas [gwuh-rah-chuh z; Spanish gwah-rah-chahs] /gwəˈrɑ tʃəz; Spanish gwɑˈrɑ tʃɑs/.
  1. a vigorous Cuban dance in triple meter.
  2. the music for this dance.
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Origin of guaracha

1820–30; < Spanish, equivalent to Old Spanish guar place + hacha a kind of dance
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