from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An intricate Hungarian dance characterized by variations in tempo.
- n. Music for this dance.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An intricate Hungarian folk dance characterized by variations in tempo
- n. The music for such a dance
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Hungarian national dance.
Hungarian csárdás, from csárda, wayside tavern, from Serbo-Croatian čardāk, watchtower, from Turkish çardak, hut, trellis, from Persian chār ṭāq, from chahār ṭāq, four-cornered vault : chahār, four (from Old Iranian cathwārō.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Hungarian csárdás, adjectival form of csárda ("tavern"), from Turkish. (Wiktionary)