tamboo

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Persian, Hindi.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tamboo (plural tamboos)

  1. (military slang, now historical) A temporary shelter used by soldiers during the First World War.
    • 1995, Pat Barker, The Ghost Road, Penguin 2014 (The Regeneration Trilogy), p. 804:
      We live in tamboos – a sort of cross between a cowshed and an outdoor privy.