a modern ballroom dance of Latin American origin, with a basic, repeating pattern of two slow steps and three quick steps
Origin of cha-chaAmSp, of echoic origin, originally
to dance the cha-cha
A rhythmic ballroom dance that originated in Latin America.
intransitive verbcha-chaed, cha-cha·ing, cha-chas
To perform this dance.
Origin of cha-chaAmerican Spanish chachachá of imitative origin
- traditionally a clear strong liquor, which is sometimes called "vine vodka," "grape vodka," or "Georgian vodka."
(third-person singular simple present cha-chas, present participle cha-chaing, simple past and past participle cha-chaed)
- (intransitive) To dance the cha-cha.