[fan-dang-goh] /fænˈdæŋ goʊ/
noun, plural fandangos.
a lively Spanish or Spanish-American dance in triple time, performed by a man and woman playing castanets.
a piece of music for such a dance or one having its rhythm.
(especially in the southwest U.S.) a ball or dance.
noun (pl) -gos
an old Spanish courtship dance in triple time between a couple who dance closely and provocatively
a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance
mid-18c., lively Spanish dance, the word of unknown etymology [OED says “alleged to be of negro origin”], perhaps related to fado. Fado is lovely, but not lively, so perhaps the link, if any, is thematic. But the late date argues against it.
- Fandango on core
jargon, programming (Unix/C, from the Mexican dance) In C, a wild pointer that runs out of bounds, causing a core dump, or corrupts the malloc arena in such a way as to cause mysterious failures later on, is sometimes said to have “done a fandango on core”. On low-end personal machines without an MMU, this […]
noun 1. a partially submerged alluvial fan that has merged with a delta.
plural noun, Bookbinding. 1. folded and gathered pages: unbound printed sheets folded into signatures and gathered into the proper sequence for binding.
[fan-duh m] /ˈfæn dəm/ noun 1. collectively, as of a motion-picture star or a professional game or sport. n. “the realm of avid enthusiasts,” 1903, from fan (n.2) + -dom. noun Devotees and aficionados collectively: All fandom welcomes the new summer football (1903+)