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noun mam·bo \ˈmäm-(ˌ)bō\

: a lively dance originally from Cuba

: the music for the mambo

plural mambos

Full Definition of MAMBO

:  a ballroom dance of Cuban origin that resembles the rumba and the cha-cha; also :  the music for this dance
mambo intransitive verb

Examples of MAMBO

  1. They learned to dance the mambo.
  2. The band played a mambo.

Origin of MAMBO

American Spanish
First Known Use: 1948


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