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[mal-uh-geyn-yuh or, often, ‐gweyn‐]
  1. a Spanish dance similar to the fandango, originating in Málaga.
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Origin of malaguena

1880–85; < Spanish malagueña (feminine) of Málaga; for suffix see Madrileño
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Examples from the Web for malaguena

Historical Examples

  • The malaguena is Andalusian, and the jota is Aragonese; but both are popular in Castile.

    Spanish Life in Town and Country

    L. Higgin and Eugne E. Street

British Dictionary definitions for malaguena


  1. a Spanish dance similar to the fandango
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Word Origin

Spanish: of or from Málaga
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