- a fast ballroom dance in 2/4 rhythm, that originated in the Dominican Republic in the 19th cent.: the dancers keep one leg stiff
- music for this dance
Origin: AmSp from Haitian Creole méringue, literally , meringue from French meringue
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- A ballroom dance of Dominican and Haitian folk origin, characterized by a sliding step.
- Music for this dance, in rapid 2/4 time.
Origin: American Spanish, from Spanish, meringue, from French méringue.