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zouk

[zook]
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noun
  1. a style of dance music that originated in Guadeloupe and Martinique, featuring Caribbean rhythms over a disco beat and played with electric guitars and synthesizers.
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Origin of zouk

1985–90; apparently < Lesser Antillean Creole French; said to mean literally “place to dance, party”
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British Dictionary definitions for zouk

zouk

noun
  1. a style of dance music that combines African and Latin American rhythms and uses electronic instruments and modern studio technology
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Word Origin

C20: from West Indian Creole zouk to have a good time
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Word Origin and History for zouk

n.

Creole French, "party," from zouker "engage in unrestrained social activity."

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