noun, plural dis·cos.
- a style of popular music for dancing, usually recorded and with complex electronic instrumentation, in which simple, repetitive lyrics are subordinated to a heavy, pulsating, rhythmic beat.
- any of various forms of dance, often improvisational, performed to such music.
- of or relating to a disco or disco music.
- intended for a disco or its patrons.
verb (used without object), dis·coed, dis·co·ing.
- to dance disco, especially at a discotheque.
- a combining form representing disk or disc in compound words: discifloral.
- a combining form meaning “phonograph record”, used in the formation of compound words: discography.
noun plural -cos
- an occasion at which typically young people dance to amplified pop records, usually compered by a disc jockey and featuring special lighting effects
- (as modifier)disco dancing
- a nightclub or other public place where such dances take place
- mobile equipment, usually accompanied by a disc jockey who operates it, for providing music for a disco
- a type of dance music designed to be played in discos, with a solid thump on each beat
- (as modifier)a disco record
1964, American English shortening of discotheque; sense extended by 1972 to the kind of music played there.