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combo

[kom-boh] /ˈkɒm boʊ/
noun, plural combos.
1.
Informal.
  1. a small jazz or dance band.
    Compare big band.
  2. 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
1920-1925
1920-25; comb(ination) + -o
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  • In combos with a guitar player, the guitar player usually comps for soloists.
British Dictionary definitions for combos

combo

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

n.

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

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Slang definitions & phrases for combos

combo

noun
  1. A musical group or band: a combo like Led Zeppelin (1920s+ Musicians)
  2. The combination of a safe, lock, vault, etc (1920s+)
  3. Any combination: gin and tomato juice combo/ boy-girl combo (1920s+)
  4. A bisexual: We had deep concerns that Andy was becoming a combo (1980s+ Students)

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