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rockabilly

[rok-uh-bil-ee]
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noun
  1. a style of popular music combining the features of rock-'n'-roll and hillbilly music.
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Origin of rockabilly

1955–60, Americanism; rock(-'n'-roll) + -a- connective + (hill)billy
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rockabilly

noun
    1. a fast, spare style of White rock music which originated in the mid-1950s in the US South
    2. (as modifier)a rockabilly number
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Word Origin

C20: from rock (and roll) + (hill) billy
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Word Origin and History for rockabilly

n.

1956, from noun sense of rock (n.2) in the music sense + second element abstracted from hillbilly music. One of the first uses is in a "Billboard" item about Johnny Burnette's "Lonesome Train."

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