goombay

[goo m-bey, goom-]

noun

the style of calypso music or rhythm popular in the Bahamas.

Origin of goombay

compare Jamaican English gombay a drum, said to be < Kongo ŋgoma, ŋkumbi drum (or a cognate Bantu word)
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