com·​bo | \ ˈkäm-(ˌ)bō \
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.

Recent Examples on the Web

Here, Teachey shares her go-to combos to turn your tub into a truly transformative experience. 1. Allison Young, Good Housekeeping, "The Best Essential Oils to Add to Your Bath Routine — And How to Do It Safely," 20 Sep. 2018 Still, the kitchen does take nutrition to account in the prep, leading to creative combos. Michael Klein,, "The sassy, hoagie-mouthed chef is back | Let's Eat," 11 July 2018 This uses one of my favorite hacks (maple syrup instead of simple syrup) on a base of Elijah Craig small batch bourbon and also adds lemon and blackberry to the usual combo of orange and bitters. Andy Staples,, "Turnaround Artist Dave Clawson and Wake Forest Are Cooking With Gas Now," 4 June 2018 The look almost read like a feminine alternative to the tee-and-dark-jeans combo often sported by Holmes’s friend, designer Victoria Beckham. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Katie Holmes Channels Jackie O.’s Off-Duty Look in Fancy Flats," 15 May 2018 If that combo isn't for you, there's also the Bedford Grand candle―which looks just like the Holiday Grand, except green―with a blend of pine needles, juniper berry, cypress, and vetiver. Alyssa Fiorentino, House Beautiful, "This Is What A $500 Candle Looks Like," 7 Dec. 2018 Just days after convincing me that a puffer jacket/dress combo is a fashion necessity, the star of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald served a fashion and beauty tribute to Hedwig the Owl. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Ezra Miller Used Glitter and a Feather-Covered Top to Dress as Hedwig at the “Fantastic Beasts” Premiere," 13 Nov. 2018 The MiG/missile combo is reportedly part of a restart of Russia’s anti-satellite weapon system. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Russia’s MiG-31 Spotted With Possible Anti-Satellite Missile," 1 Oct. 2018 The most valuable cards combo is 3+8 38GwangDdaeng & second is 1+3, 1+8. Tamar Herman, Billboard, "BTS' ARMY Reacts to 'Ddaeng' Diss Track," 11 June 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

: a combination of different things

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