bamboche

noun
bam·​boche | \ bämˈbōsh \
plural -s

Definition of bamboche

: a social get-together in Haiti characterized by noisy singing and dancing

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History and Etymology for bamboche

American French (Haiti), from French, spree, back-formation from bambochade spree, rustic genre painting often depicting drinking scenes, from Italian bambocciata rustic genre painting, from Italian Bamboccio (literally, the simpleton, from bambo child, simpleton), nickname of Pieter van Laar (or Laer) †1642 Dutch painter

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“Bamboche.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bamboche. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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