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Borrowed from Armenian ռաբիզ (ṙabiz), perhaps an abbreviation of Russian РАБотники ИСкусства (Rabotniki Iskusstva, "Workers of Art"), a Soviet organization into which performers of folk music were once associated.
- (music) A popular modern Armenian music style that shows Middle Eastern influences and is related to Russian blatnyak and Azeri mugham. Most of the songs have a 6/8 rhythm.
- (slang) A member of an Armenian hillbilly subculture embracing rabiz music, exhibiting materialistic flamboyancy, using a blend of Russian and Armenian slang words, and wearing matching sport suits, sunglasses and shoes called ծիծակ (cicak).