gambá

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Tupi gãbá, from gua chest, belly + ambá hollow.

Noun[edit]

gambá m, f (plural gambás)

  1. opossum
  2. Sometimes used erroneously for cangambá.

Noun[edit]

gambá m (plural gambás)

  1. A kind of drum consisting of a hollow log covered at one end.
  2. A kind of dance whose music uses this drum.

Adjective[edit]

gambá m, f (plural gambás; comparable)

  1. (slang) drunk as a skunk