Definition of pachanga in English:

pachanga

Pronunciation /pəˈtʃaŋɡə/

noun

  • A type of Latin-American dance of Cuban origin, containing elements of the conga and merengue and other originally African characteristics; (a piece of) music for this dance or in its rhythm, performed by a charanga band.

Origin

1950s. FromAmerican Spanish pachanga, of uncertain origin.