guaracha

[ gwuh-rah-chuh; Spanish gwah-rah-chah ]
/ gwəˈrɑ tʃə; Spanish gwɑˈrɑ tʃɑ /

noun, plural gua·ra·chas [gwuh-rah-chuh z; Spanish gwah-rah-chahs] /gwəˈrɑ tʃəz; Spanish gwɑˈrɑ tʃɑs/.

a vigorous Cuban dance in triple meter.
the music for this dance.

Origin of guaracha

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