Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A discotheque.
  • noun Popular dance music, popularized in the late 1970s, characterized by strong repetitive bass rhythms.
  • noun A style of dancing usually done to disco music.
  • intransitive verb To dance to disco music.

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  • noun countable, slightly dated A short form of discotheque, a place for dancing.
  • noun uncountable A type of music popular in discotheques.
  • verb intransitive To dance disco-style dances.
  • verb intransitive To go to discotheques.

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  • noun a public dance hall for dancing to recorded popular music
  • noun popular dance music (especially in the late 1970s); melodic with a regular bass beat; intended mainly for dancing at discotheques
  • verb dance to disco music

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Short for discotheque.]

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From a shortening of discotheque, from French discothèque.

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  • In Latin, the word "disco" means "I learn."

    May 7, 2008