“tea,” 1590s, also chaw, ultimately from the Mandarin ch’a “tea;” used in English alongside tea when the beverage was introduced.
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a fast ballroom dance of Latin American origin, similar to the mambo, that follows a rhythmic pattern based upon a quick three-step movement. to dance the cha-cha. noun a Latin-American ballroom dance with small steps and swaying hip movements a piece of music composed for this dance verb (intransitive) to perform this dance n. also […]
a fast ballroom dance of Latin American origin, similar to the mambo, that follows a rhythmic pattern based upon a quick three-step movement. to dance the cha-cha. n. also cha-cha-cha, type of Latin-American 3-beat ballroom dance, 1954, echoic of the music.
a combining form meaning “hair,” used in the formation of compound words: chaetophorous. before vowels chaet-, word-forming element meaning “hair,” also, in scientific use, “spine, bristle,” from Latinized form of Greek khaite “long, flowing hair” (of persons, also of horses, lions), related to Avestan gaesa- “curly hair.”
any animal of the phylum Chaetognatha, comprising the arrowworms. Also, chaetognathan [kee-tog-nuh-thuh n] /kiˈtɒg nə θən/ (Show IPA), chaetognathous. belonging or pertaining to the Chaetognatha. noun any small wormlike marine invertebrate of the phylum Chaetognatha, including the arrowworms, having a coelom and a ring of bristles around the mouth chaetognath (kē’tŏg-nāth’) Any of various small, […]