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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This skilled combo forward is another talented two-way player who has a 7-foot-2 wingspan. Dan Loumena,, "NBA draft 2019 recap: Pick-by-pick analysis starting with Zion Williamson," 21 June 2019 This tangy-meets-sweet combo of vinegar, marmalade, and mustard is also great for basting chicken or pork chops. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Pork Tenderloin with Quinoa Pilaf," 30 Jan. 2019 After sifting through a number of different feather photos, both DePriest and her client agreed this combo would stand out the most while still looking realistic. Wendy Sy, Allure, "This Peekaboo Dye Job Was Inspired by the Feather of a Red-Tailed Hawk," 2 Apr. 2018 If handled well, a workplace dispute can lead to a raise and any creative project will thrive under this astrological combo’s relentless energy., "Your Horoscope This Week," 25 Mar. 2018 And don’t the Cavaliers already have combo guard Jordan Clarkson? Gary Washburn,, "NBA Draft had its share of winners and losers," 22 June 2019 Really being a combo guard and not just playing one position, not just shooting. Jace Frederick, Twin Cities, "Timberwolves draft pick Jaylen Nowell can shoot, and so much more," 21 June 2019 Alexander-Walker is a combo guard and his fit could be as a point guard candidate. Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press, "Here are the 3 top factors for the Detroit Pistons' in the NBA draft," 20 June 2019 So Brown has been on a months-long quest to show his ability as a ball-handler, a combo guard that is the whole package at the next level. Sam Blum |,, "Bryce Brown is changing who he was at Auburn in hopes of making it in NBA," 19 June 2019

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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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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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