a lively dance for couples, originally of South America, with sensuous movements of the lower body
- A Brazilian ballroom dance in which the partners press against each other tightly and gyrate sensually.
- The music for this dance.
Origin of lambadaPortuguese beating, lashing from past participle of lambar to beat variant of lombar probably from lombo side, flank (of a horse) from Latin lumbus loin
Portuguese lambada (strong slap, hit)