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noun, plural com·bos.
  1. Informal.
    1. a small jazz or dance band.Compare big band.
    2. combination(defs 2–4).
  2. Australian Slang. a white man living with Aborigines or having an Aborigine wife, usually in a common-law marriage.
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Origin of combo

First recorded in 1920–25; comb(ination) + -o
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noun plural -bos
  1. a small group of musicians, esp of jazz musicians
  2. informal any combination
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Word Origin and History for combo


1929, U.S. slang, originally in entertainment (jazz groups, dance teams), short for combination.

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