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Today's word is:

cha-cha

|ˈCHä ˌCHä|(also cha-cha-cha |-ˈCHä|)

noun

  • A ballroom dance with small steps and swaying hip movements, performed to a Latin American rhythm.
  • Music for or in the rhythm of such a dance.

verb ( cha-chas, cha-chaing, cha-cha'd or cha-chaed ) [ no obj. ]

  • Dance the cha-cha.

ORIGIN: 1950s: Latin American Spanish.