[ goom-bey, goom- ]
/ ˈgʊm beɪ, ˈgum- /
the style of calypso music or rhythm popular in the Bahamas.
IT’S A WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ BONANZA!
This windfall of words will make you rich with knowledge. Mine your memory on the words from July 27 to August 2!
Question 1 of 7
What does "scattergood" mean?
a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
a person who spends possessions or money extravagantly or wastefully; spendthrift.
a well-intentioned but naive and often ineffectual social or political reformer.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Origin of goombay
compare Jamaican English gombay a drum, said to be <Kongo ŋgoma, ŋkumbi drum (or a cognate Bantu word)
Words nearby goombay
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020