c & w

C and W
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Definition of c & w words

  • noun c & w country-and-western. 1

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Origin of c & w

First appearance:

before 1955
One of the 4% newest English words
First recorded in 1955-60

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Parts of speech for C & w


c & w popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 46% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

Synonyms for c & w

noun c & w

  • country music — a type of 20th-century popular music based on White folk music of the southeastern US
  • country and western — Country and western is the same as country music.
  • country-and-western — country music.
  • hillbilly music — folk music combined with elements of popular music in which the banjo, fiddle, and guitar are principal instruments: a type of music that originated in mountain regions of the southern U.S.
  • western swing — a 1930s jazz-influenced style of country music

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