(games) The game of Rock Paper Scissors.
(as three words, ro sham bo) The syllables called out by players of Rock Paper Scissors to synchronize their timing.
To play a game of roshambo in order to decide a point of contention.
I'll roshambo you for it.
Origin of roshambo
- Perhaps cognate with jankenpon. The "ro" may be a short form of rock, and "bo" for cloth; "bo" is likely derived from Chinese 布 (bù). Connections to the French surname Rochambeau are a folk etymology.