noun bon·go \ˈbäŋ-(ˌ)gō, ˈbŋ-\
plural bongos also bongoes

Definition of BONGO

:  one of a pair of small connected drums of different sizes and pitches played with the hands
bon·go·ist \-ˌgō-ist\ noun

Origin of BONGO

American Spanish bongó
First Known Use: 1920


plural bongo or bongos

Definition of BONGO

:  an African antelope (Tragelaphus eurycerus syn. Boocerus euryceros) that is chestnut red with narrow white vertical stripes and is found in forests from Sierra Leone to Kenya

Origin of BONGO

probably from Kele (Bantu language of Gabon)
First Known Use: 1861


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