zapateo

[Spanish sah-pah-te-aw]

noun, plural za·pa·te·os [sah-pah-te-aws] /ˌsɑ pɑˈtɛ ɔs/.

a Cuban dance in three-quarter time emphasizing staccato stamping footwork.

Nearby words

  1. zap out,
  2. zapata,
  3. zapata mustache,
  4. zapata, emiliano,
  5. zapateado,
  6. zapopan,
  7. zaporizhzhya,
  8. zaporozhye,
  9. zapotec,
  10. zappa

Origin of zapateo

1920–25; < Spanish: tapping with the feet, derivative of zapatear to tap with the feet; see zapateado

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