noun, plural cha-chas.

  1. a fast ballroom dance of Latin American origin, similar to the mambo, that follows a rhythmic pattern based upon a quick three-step movement.

verb (used without object), cha-chaed, cha-cha·ing.

  1. to dance the cha-cha.

also cha-cha-cha, type of Latin-American 3-beat ballroom dance, 1954, echoic of the music.

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