Origin of bongonative African name
Origin of bongoOf Bantu origin; akin to Lingala mongu, antelope.
female lowland bongo
Tragelaphus eurycerus subsp. eurycerus
nounpl. bon·gos or bon·goes
Origin of bongoAmerican Spanish bongó, probably of West African origin.
(plural bongos or bongoes)
- One of a pair of small drums of Cuban origin, played by beating with the hands.
(third-person singular simple present bongos, present participle bongoing, simple past and past participle bongoed)
From American Spanish bongó.
bongo - Computer Definition
A visual interface builder for Java originally from Marimba and later released into the public domain. Bongo output featured a variety of ready-to-use controls, known as "interface widgets."