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English

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Etymology

From Haitian Creole mambo ("voodoo priestess") (ultimately from Yoruba mambo ("to talk")), in later senses via Cuban Spanish mambo ("dance").

Pronunciation

Noun

mambo (countable and uncountable, plural mambos or mamboes)

  1. A voodoo priestess (in Haiti) [from 20th c.]
    • 1985, Wade Davis, The Serpent and the Rainbow, Simon & Schuster, p. 47:
      The mambo next presented a container of water to the cardinal points, then poured libations to the centerpost of the peristyle, the axis along which the spirits were to enter.
    • 1995, Karen McCarthy Brown, in Cosentino (ed.), Sacred Arts of Haitian Vodou, South Sea International Press 1998, p. 219:
      The manbo showed her how to take small handfuls of liquid and spread it on her skin always moving in the upward direction.
  2. A Latin-American musical genre, adapted from rumba, originating from Cuba in the 1940s, or a dance or rhythm of this genre. [from 20th c.]

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Translations

Verb

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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Czech

Noun

mambo n

  1. mambo (dance)

Further reading

  • mambo in Kartotéka Novo?eského lexikálního archivu

French

Etymology

From American & Cuban Spanish mambo

Pronunciation

Noun

mambo m (plural mambos)

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

Further reading


Italian

Etymology

From American & Cuban Spanish mambo

Noun

mambo m (invariable)

  1. mambo (dance and music)

Portuguese

Etymology

From American & Cuban Spanish mambo

Noun

mambo m (plural mambos)

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

Spanish

Etymology

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

Noun

mambo m (plural mambos)

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

Swahili

Noun

mambo

  1. plural of jambo

Interjection

mambo

  1. (colloquial) how are you?

Swedish

Etymology 1

Probably from Haitian Creole mambo.

Pronunciation

Noun

mambo c

  1. (dance) mambo; a type of Latin American dance
Declension
Declension of mambo 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative mambo mambon mambor mamborna
Genitive mambos mambons mambors mambornas

Etymology 2

Blend of mamma ("mum") +‎ sambo.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): (sometimes proscribed) /'mamb?/
  • IPA(key): /²mam?bu:/

Noun

mambo c

  1. (somewhat humorous) a person who still lives with their parents
Usage notes
  • For notes on the pronunciation, see the usage notes under the entry sambo.
Declension
Declension of mambo 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative mambo mambon mambor mamborna
Genitive mambos mambons mambors mambornas
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