goombay

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

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. goolagong,
  2. goolagong cawley,
  3. goole,
  4. goolie,
  5. goombah,
  6. goon,
  7. goon bag,
  8. goon squad,
  9. goonda,
  10. gooney

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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