bamboche

noun

bam·​boche
bämˈbōsh
plural -s
: a social get-together in Haiti characterized by noisy singing and dancing

Word History

Etymology

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 1 Mar. 2024.

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