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zydeco

[ zahy-di-koh ]
/ ˈzaɪ dɪˌkoʊ /
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noun

a blues-influenced type of Cajun dance music popular in Louisiana and Texas, and usually played on accordion, guitar, and violin.

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Origin of zydeco

1955–60, Americanism; said to represent Louisiana French les haricots in the dance-tune title Les haricots sont pas salés
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British Dictionary definitions for zydeco

zydeco
/ (ˈzaɪdəˌkəʊ) /

noun

a type of Black Cajun music
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