com·​bo | \ ˈkäm-(ˌ)bō How to pronounce combo (audio) \
plural combos

Definition of combo

1 : a usually small jazz or dance band
2 informal : combination an appealing color combo

Examples of combo in a Sentence

The carpet design comes in three different color combos.

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Scripps explains that this combo doesn't exactly equate to a very hefty profit margin in the long run, even though Faith Hill and Lisa Erspamer of the Oprah Winfrey Show have spots on the production team. Blair Donovan, Country Living, "Kellie Pickler's Talk Show 'Pickler & Ben' Is Getting Cancelled and Fans Are Devastated," 13 Apr. 2019 This high-knee lateral lunge combo will get your heart rate up and also challenge your glutes, hamstrings, and quads, says Mansour. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "A Total-Body HIIT Workout You Can Do in Under 15 Minutes From Celebrity Trainer Jeanette Jenkins," 14 Mar. 2019 Pull out all the stops with this seasoned meat and veggies combo. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Fennel and Thyme Pork Roast with Root Vegetables," 8 Mar. 2019 Just last month, Holmes stepped out of her comfort zone in a similar fashion, taking to Instagram to show a patent midi skirt and seriously high nude stilettos combo. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Katie Holmes Wore Slick Leather-on-Leather for the Chanel Dinner in New York," 30 Apr. 2019 The jigsaw puzzle piece wall also pulls together the swing set and slide combo together nicely. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "This Company Let Kids Draw Their Dream Rooms—And Then Brought Them to Life," 19 Apr. 2019 And unlike Tesla, VW is happy to collect money from anyone who wants to use its chargers, which use a standard SAE combo cable. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "The 2019 Popular Mechanics Automotive Excellence Awards," 16 Apr. 2019 Mix up family dinner with a delicious spin on the beloved meat and potato combo. Taylor Murray, Country Living, "Lamb Chops With Roasted Potatoes and Radishes," 11 Mar. 2019 However, Samsung also got rid of most other ports, including only one USB-C 3.1 port, a microSD card reader, and an audio combo jack in addition to the Thunderbolt 3 ports. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Samsung teases new Notebook 9 Pen with 15-hour battery life before CES 2019," 13 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of combo

1921, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for combo

combination + -o entry 1

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The first known use of combo was in 1921

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English Language Learners Definition of combo

: a small musical group that plays jazz or dance music
informal : a combination of different things

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