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a Cuban folk dance derived from flamenco and similar to tap-dancing
za•pa•te•o(ˌzɑ pəˈti oʊ, -ˈteɪ oʊ, ˌsɑ-)
n., pl. -te•os.
a Cuban dance in three-quarter time emphasizing staccato stamping footwork.
[1920–25; < Sp, derivative of zapatear to tap with the feet; see zapateado]