n. pl. fan·dan·gos
a. An animated Spanish or Spanish-American dance in triple time.
b. The music for this dance.
2. Informal Nonsense; tomfoolery.
[Spanish, possibly alteration of *fadango, from fado, from Portuguese, sad song; see FADO.]
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