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



    BrE BrE//ˈmæmbəʊ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmæmboʊ//
    (pl. mambos) Religious people
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  1. 1 a lively Latin American dance
  2. 2 a female voodoo priest See related entries: Religious people
  3. Word Origin1940s: from American Spanish, probably from Haitian Creole, from Yoruba, literally ‘to talk’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: mambo