gumby

noun gum·by \ ˈgu̇mbē , ˈgüm- \
variants: or less commonly gumbé \-ˌbā\

Definition of gumby

plural gumbies also gumbés
: a drum made by stretching a skin over a piece of a hollowed tree and used especially in the West Indies

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Origin and Etymology of gumby

of Bantu origin; akin to Kongo nkumbi ceremonial drum, Tshiluba nkumbi drum


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