apache dance

a violent fast dance in French vaudeville (an apache is a member of the French underworld)
Regions: ↑France, ↑French Republic
Hypernyms: ↑stage dancing, ↑choreography

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\\-sh|d-\ noun
a. : a violent duet dance of the Parisian underworld
b. : a subdued version of such a dance in vaudeville, burlesque, and revues
2. : a ballroom dance with close contact, jerks, and spins

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/euh pahsh", euh pash"/ or, often, /euh pach"ee/
a vigorous dance representing a Parisian apache dancing in a rough, domineering way with his woman.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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