bona–roba

noun bo·na–ro·ba \¦bōnə¦rōbə, ¦bän-\

Definition of bona–roba

plural

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Origin and Etymology of bona–roba

Italian bona roba good material, good property, from bona (variant of buona, feminine of buono good, from Latin bonus) + roba property, material, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German roub booty, something stolen — more at bounty, robe


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