Definition of Sambo in English:


Syllabification: Sam·bo
Pronunciation: /ˈsambō

noun (plural Sambos or Samboes)

  • 1 offensive A black person.
    [ early 18th century: perhaps from Fula sambo 'uncle']
  • 2 (sambo) historical A person of mixed race, especially of black and Indian or black and European blood.
    [ mid 18th century: from American Spanish zambo, denoting a kind of yellow monkey]

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