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