noun, plural mam·bos.
verb (used without object)
Origin of mambo
Examples from the Web for mambo
And acts like mambo king Pupi Campo and the energetic DeCastro Sisters made Las Vegas their new home.Will Hyman Roth Return to Havana With Normalized Relations?|John L. Smith|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love By Oscar Hijuelos We love reading about the superstars of music.
The music and Sophia singing “mambo Italiano” always makes us want to dance.Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana Choose Their Favorite Italian Films of All Time|Domenico Dolce, Stefano Gabbana|October 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
("Mambo Sun") He was cool because he never straightened his hair.
Thus sometimes the Molimo, or priest of Munwali, and the Mambo or chief were different persons.Benita, An African Romance|H. Rider Haggard
British Dictionary definitions for mambo
noun plural -bos
verb -bos, -boing or -boed
Word Origin for mambo
Word Origin and History for mambo
popular dance (like the rhumba but livelier), September 1948, from American Spanish mambo, said by Webster to be from Haitian creole word for "voodoo priestess."