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goombah

División en sílabas: goom·bah
Pronunciación: /ˈɡo͞ombä, ɡo͞omˈbä
 
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Definición de goombah en inglés:

sustantivo

North American informal
An associate or accomplice, especially a senior member of a criminal gang.
Example sentences
  • It ‘wants to be’ a companion piece to the gritty urban violence of Martin Scorsese's Mean Streets and GoodFellas, telling its tale of goombahs who grow up and into a life of crime via voice-overs, rock music, and montages.
  • Even murderous goons and heartless goombahs were stirred to noble deeds.
  • The goombahs from whom Dave stole the drugs are on his trail, however, and before long Dave's dealing days are over, permanently.

Origen

1960s: probably a dialect alteration of Italian compàre 'godfather, friend, accomplice'.

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