Definitions

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

  • n. A rumbalike West African dance music originating in Congo (formerly Zaire).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A genre of African popular music resembling rumba, which originated in the Congo region in the 1930s

Etymologies

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

Perhaps (via Lingala) from French secouer, to shake, from Old French secourre, from Latin succutere, to jolt : sub-, sub- + quatere, to shake.

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