disco etymology

English word disco comes from French disque, French bibliothèque (Bookcase. Library.)

Detailed word origin of disco

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
disque French (fra) (anatomy) disc. (astronomy) disk. (athletics) discus. (computing) disk. (mathematics) disc. (mechanics) disk. (music) disk; record. Disc (any flat(ish) circular object).
bibliothèque French (fra) Bookcase. Library.
discothèque French (fra) Discotheque (nightclub).
discotheque English (eng) (slightly, _, dated) A nightclub where dancing takes place.
disco English (eng) (intransitive) To dance disco-style dances.. (intransitive) To go to discotheques. (countable, slightly, dated) , a nightclub for dancing.. (uncountable) A genre of dance music that was popular in the 1970s, characterized by elements of soul music with a strong Latin-American beat and often accompanied by pulsating lights.

Words with the same origin as disco

Descendants of bibliothèque
discoish discotheque salsatheque