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.
Recent Examples on the Web Traditionally, this tasty combo is made with Chinese broccoli, but because her family loves the Western tree-shape variety so much, Pepper adapted the recipe. Jenny Comita, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 July 2021 On the Dots Layering macro and micro polka-dots is double the fun, but flubbing this combo could trigger vertigo in passersby (objectively un-fun). Taylor Harris, WSJ, 25 June 2021 Last in this three-part subscription combo is The Complete 2021 Travel Hacker Bundle. Dana Chab, Chron, 23 June 2021 This combo can easily provide 15 grams of protein and an impressive 20 grams of filling fiber, over 70% of the daily target. Cynthia Sass, Mph,, 11 June 2021 With a light weight of six pounds, this dehumidifier and air purifier combo can travel anywhere. Daria Smith, Southern Living, 2 June 2021 Currently, this futuristic laptop/tablet combo is marked down to $1495, a savings of more than $300. Andrew Myrick, Forbes, 27 May 2021 So many wax rhapsodic about this combo this time of year when the two ingredients are readily available fresh, and everyone wants to transition from winter’s heavy browns to spring’s light greens. Washington Post, 20 Apr. 2021 How did this high-contrast combo come to represent one of the year's biggest holidays? Maria Carter, Woman's Day, 13 Apr. 2021

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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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31 Jul 2021

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“Combo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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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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