mambo

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cuban Spanish, according to Webster from a Haitian Creole word for a "voodoo priestess."

Noun[edit]

mambo (plural mambos)

  1. A Latin-American musical genre originating from Cuba in the 1940s.
  2. A fast-paced Latin American dance inspired by mambo music.

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Verb[edit]

mambo (third-person singular simple present mambos, present participle mamboing, simple past and past participle mamboed)

  1. (intransitive) To perform this dance.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Cuban Spanish

Noun[edit]

mambo m (plural mambos)

  1. mambo (music)
  2. mambo (dance)

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

mambo m (invariable)

  1. mambo (dance and music)

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Cuban Spanish

Noun[edit]

mambo m (plural mambos)

  1. mambo (music)
  2. mambo (dance)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From American Spanish, likely from Haitian Creole, ultimately from Yoruba mambo (to talk).

Noun[edit]

mambo m (plural mambos)

  1. mambo (music)
  2. mambo (dance)

Swahili[edit]

Noun[edit]

mambo

  1. plural of jambo

Interjection[edit]

mambo

  1. (colloquial) how are you?

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of sambo +‎ mamma (mum).

Noun[edit]

mambo c

  1. (somewhat humorous) A person who still lives with mum and dad

Declension[edit]

Declension of mambo 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative mambo mambon mambor mamborna
Genitive mambos mambons mambors mambornas

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