One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1In Greece: a member of a subculture comprising the lowest socio-economic class; specifically a member of the underworld. Also in extended use: a bohemian or dropout.
2A singer of rebetika.
1960s. From modern Greek ρεμπέτης, lit. ‘vagabond’; further etymology uncertain.
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