A Latin-American musical genre originating from Cuba in the 1940s.
Other Word Forms of Mambo
Origin of Mambo
American Spanish from Haitian Creole manbo voodoo priestess (the extended drum breaks in mambo music being likened by Cuban musicians to a voodoo priestess's ecstatic trance) probably of African origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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