[ goo m-bey, goom- ]
/ ˈgʊm beɪ, ˈgum- /
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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