One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A ballroom dance in triple time, faster than a waltz and with partners side by side.
- ‘The Ensemble offers a musical journey among the potted palms: a world of valses and veletas, serenades and sarabandes, foxtrots and fandangos, rumbas and ragtime.’
Early 20th century: from Spanish, literally ‘weathervane’.
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