tambo

1 of 2

noun (1)

tam·​bo
ˈtam(ˌ)bō
plural -s
often capitalized
: an end man in a minstrel show who often plays the tambourine compare bones

tambo

2 of 2

noun (2)

tam·​bo
",
ˈtäm-
plural -s
1
: an Inca inn or way station on the high roads of ancient Peru
2
: a wayside tavern in modern Peru, Ecuador, and Bolivia

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

short for tambourine entry 1

Noun (2)

American Spanish, from Quechua tánpu army camp, storehouse, inn

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“Tambo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tambo. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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