from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A style of disco music with a heavy bass beat, initially popularized in underground all-night parties held in abandoned warehouses.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A particular type of electronic dance music with an uptempo beat and recurring kickdrum.
After (The Ware)house, nightclub in Chicago where it was first popularized.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the name of the Warehouse club in Chicago, where this style of music was invented (Wiktionary)