Definition of bongo noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbɒŋɡəʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːŋɡoʊ//
, NAmE//ˈbɔːŋɡoʊ//
(pl. bongos)(also bongo drum)
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a small drum, usually one of a pair, that you play with your fingers Word Origin 1920s: from Latin American Spanish bongó.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bongo