mambo


mam·bo

noun \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

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: mamelière
Previous Word in the Dictionary: mamba
All Words Near: mambo

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up mambo? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).