/ (ˈmuːmbə) /
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a festival held annually in Melbourne since 1954, named in the belief that moomba was an Aboriginal word meaning "Let's get together and have fun"
a natural gas field in South Australia
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Set some time apart to test your bracket symbol knowledge, and see if you can keep your parentheses, squares, curlies, and angles all straight!
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Word Origin for Moomba
from a native Australian language moom buttocks, anus
Words nearby Moomba
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Example sentences from the Web for Moomba
The evening wound up at Moomba, where Casey knew everyone from Mark Ronson to Damon Dash.