com·​bo ˈkäm-(ˌ)bō How to pronounce combo (audio)
plural combos
: a usually small jazz or dance band
informal : combination
an appealing color combo

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Example Sentences

The carpet design comes in three different color combos.
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Word History


combination + -o entry 1

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of combo was in 1921

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“Combo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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