reggaeton

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See also: reggaetón

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish reggaeton.

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  • IPA(key): /rɛɡeɪˈtɒn/, /rɛɡeɪˈtəʊn/
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Noun[edit]

reggaeton (uncountable)

  1. A style of Latin American popular music, originally developing from reggae in Panama but now more of a type of hip hop-dance music mainly associated with Puerto Rico.
    • 2014, Carrie Gibson, Empire's Crossroads: The Caribbean From Columbus to the Present Day, Pan Macmillan (→ISBN)
      The Spanish islands gave the world salsa, and the more modern (and often controversial) hip-hop style reggaeton, which was forged between the islands and Miami.

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Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From reggae +‎ -ón (augmentative suffix), coined by the Panamanian Michael Ellis, late 1980s.[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /reɡeˈton/, [re.ɣ̞eˈt̪õn]

Noun[edit]

reggaeton m (uncountable)

  1. reggaeton

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  1. ^ reguetón” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.
  2. ^ Martha Vanessa Concepción (July 19, 2010), “¿Cómo nació la palabra 'reggaeton'?”, in Mi Diario[1], archived from the original on 2010-07-22:
    Con todo respeto, les quiero decir que la verdad es que Michael Ellis, el mánager de El General, me dijo que no dijera «reggae», que lo pusiera como algo grande y como a todo lo grande nosotros le ponemos «ón», como cabezón, camisón, etc, entonces, lo llamamos "reggaetón", un “reggae” grande. Es la plena verdad.
    With all due respect, I want to tell you that the truth is that Michael Ellis, the manager of El General, told me not to say "reggae", to put it as something big and as to everything big we put "ón", like cabezón (big head), camisón (nightgown), etc, then, we call it “reggaeton”, a big “reggae”. It is the full truth.