A man playing a banjo.Licensed from iStockPhoto
Origin: of African origin, originally , probably akin to Kimbundu (a Bantu language) mbanza, an instrument resembling the banjo
- banjoist noun
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noun pl. ban·jos or ban·joes
Origin: Akin to Jamaican English banja, fiddle; probably akin to Kimbundu and Tshiluba mbanza, a plucked stringed instrument.
- banˈjo·ist noun