gaoulé m (uncountable)
- (slang) whispering
- (slang, Creole) mischievous public behavior, or "dirty dancing" (i.e., sensual, licentious dancing)
The term came to be used as the name of a slave revolt on the island of Martinique in 1717 due to a remark, in an official report of that uprising, that a slave was alleged to have observed in amazement that "White people are just as good at 'gaoulé' as blacks are!".