zouk

[ zook ]
/ zuk /

noun

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.

Origin of zouk

1985–90; apparently < Lesser Antillean Creole French; said to mean literally “place to dance, party”
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for zouk

zouk

/ (zuːk) /

noun

a style of dance music that combines African and Latin American rhythms and uses electronic instruments and modern studio technology

Word Origin for zouk

C20: from West Indian Creole zouk to have a good time
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for zouk

zouk


n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper