sing-sing

1 of 2

noun (1)

ˈsiŋˌsiŋ
plural -s
: a West African waterbuck (Kobus defassa unctuosus) distinguished by rather long sandy brown distinctly greasy hair

sing-sing

2 of 2

noun (2)

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: an Oceanian ceremony of singing and dancing

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

Malinke si-nsing antelope

Noun (2)

reduplication of sing entry 1

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“Sing-sing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sing-sing. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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