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)