noun (plural mambos)
- 1A Latin American dance similar in rhythm to the rumba.More example sentences
- For the mambo, cha-cha, merengue, and the traditional rhythmic dance the son, each dancer moved vigorously yet effortlessly, even as the tempo changed.
- Along the way, she sees some musicians playing while the neighbourhood churns with the mambos and rumbas she learned from her parents.
- But while dancing the mambo in a fruit headdress, this art history major secretly desired to emulate Elsie de Wolfe, the influential society decorator.
- 2A voodoo priestess.More example sentences
- These gods are not only expected to protect people, but they are also expected to accord special favors through their representatives on earth which are the mambos.
- Two autobiographical carvings depict his belief that a mambo had cursed him by placing snakes in his belly.
- She returned in 1936, having passed rigorous initiation rites to become a mambo.
verb (mamboes, mamboing, mamboed)[no object] Back to top
- Dance the mambo.More example sentences
- But this didn't stop her from moving to the beat of the driving conga drums as my brother taught us to mambo in our living room.
- You'll laugh and mambo with the locals in Havana, Cuba.
- You may find yourself mamboing around your living room before you know it.
1940s: from American Spanish, probably from Haitian Creole, from Yoruba, literally 'to talk'.
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