rockabilly

[ rok-uh-bil-ee ]
/ ˈrɒk əˌbɪl i /

noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for rockabilly

rockabilly
/ (ˈrɒkəˌbɪlɪ) /

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

Word Origin for rockabilly

C20: from rock (and roll) + (hill) billy
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