Origin: Jpn, nominal form of kabuku, to be divergent, to deviate: in ref. to the early evaluation of this drama form
See Kabuki in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Japanese, art of singing and dancing
Origin: : ka, singing (from Middle Chinese)
Origin: + bu, dancing (from Middle Chinese muə, wuə)
Origin: + ki, art, artist (from Middle Chinese giɁ, khi).
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