jarabe tapatío

[ Spanish hah-rah-ve tah-pah-tee-aw ]

  1. a dance of Mexican origin, performed by a couple and consisting of nine figures and melodies, in which the partners often dance facing each other but not touching.

Origin of jarabe tapatío

<Mexican Spanish; Spanish jarabe literally, sweetened drink, syrup; tapatío pertaining to Guadalajara (allegedly a word used in this region of Mexico for a serving of three tortillas, originally a unit of cacao bean currency <Nahuatl tlapatiotl price, value)

Words Nearby jarabe tapatío

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023