gumby

noun

gum·​by
ˈgu̇mbē,
ˈgüm-
variants or less commonly gumbé
-ˌbā,
⸗ˈ⸗
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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Gumby.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gumby. Accessed 1 Apr. 2023.

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