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tae-bo

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Pronunciation: /ˈtʌɪbəʊ
 
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Definition of tae-bo in English:

noun

[mass noun] trademark
An exercise system combining elements of aerobics and kick-boxing.
Example sentences
  • There are a variety of athletic dance styles, including tap, jazz, aerobics, tae-bo, cardio kickboxing, and other forms of music-related dance.
  • She's a whitewater thrill-chaser, downhill skier, mountain biker and surrealist artist who teaches aerobics, practices tae-bo, does yoga and plays piano.
  • Nostalgic for the days before exercise got cluttered with tae-bo and other exotic paraphernalia?

Origin

1990s: from Korean tae 'leg' + bo, short for boxing (see box2).

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