Simple Definition of mambo
: a lively dance originally from Cuba
: the music for the mambo
Full Definition of mambo
: a ballroom dance of Cuban origin that resembles the rumba and the cha-cha; also : the music for this dance
Examples of mambo
They learned to dance the mambo.
The band played a mambo.
Origin of mambo
First Known Use: 1948
Learn More about mambo
Spanish Central: Translation of "mambo"
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