combo

[kom-boh]
noun, plural combos.
1.
Informal.
a.
a small jazz or dance band. Compare big band.
b.
combination ( defs 2–4 ).
2.
Australian Slang. a white man living with Aborigines or having an Aborigine wife, usually in a common-law marriage.

Origin:
1920–25; comb(ination) + -o

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combo (ˈkɒmbəʊ)
 
n , pl -bos
1.  a small group of musicians, esp of jazz musicians
2.  informal any combination

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combo
1929, U.S. slang, in entertainment (jazz groups, dance teams), short for combination.
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combo definition

[ˈkɑmbo]
  1. n.
    a small group of musicians; a small band. (From combination.) : Andy started his own combo and made money from day one.
  2. n.
    a combination of people or things. : The dish was a combo of fish, garlic, and cream.
  3. n.
    a bisexual person. : Nobody would have thought that Fred's a combo.
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Example sentences
Not only is the fruit-topped pancake breakfast combo still on the menu, but the
  name is trademarked.
Chalk it up to another victory for the ever-popular meat and fruit combo.
It's time again for the annual reminder about how fireworks and air travel are
  a bad combo.
Yet it is no mere combo of playback politicians either.
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