1West Indian calypso music.‘a taste of well-mellowed vintage kaiso was dished out on February 3’
- ‘he had the audience reacting positively to his reggae and kaiso gospel songs’
- 1.1count noun A calypso song.
- ‘this catchy kaiso became popular’
An exclamation of praise or encouragement associated with calypso music.
1940s (as an exclamation): from a West African language; compare Efik ka isu, Ibibio kaa iso, both used to encourage a person or urge them on.
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