gumby

noun
gum·​by | \ ˈgu̇mbē, ˈgüm-\
variants: or less commonly gumbé \ -​ˌbā , ⸗ˈ⸗ \
plural gumbies also gumbés

Definition of gumby

: 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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History and Etymology for gumby

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

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