Definition of Sambo in English:

Sambo

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Pronunciation: /ˈsambəʊ
 
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noun (plural Sambos or Samboes)

  • 1 offensive A black person.
  • 2 (sambo) historical A person of mixed race, especially of black and Indian or black and European blood.

Origin

early 18th century: sense 1 perhaps from Fula sambo 'uncle'; sense 2 from American Spanish zambo, denoting a kind of yellow monkey.

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