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samba

[sam-buh, sahm-] /ˈsæm bə, ˈsɑm-/
noun, plural sambas.
1.
a rhythmic, Brazilian ballroom dance of African origin.
verb (used without object), sambaed, sambaing.
2.
to dance the samba.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; < Portuguese samba, alleged to be of African orig.
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British Dictionary definitions for sambaing

samba

/ˈsæmbə/
noun (pl) -bas
1.
a lively modern ballroom dance from Brazil in bouncy duple time
2.
a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance
verb -bas, -baing, -baed
3.
(intransitive) to perform such a dance
Word Origin
Portuguese, of African origin
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Word Origin and History for sambaing

samba

n.

Brazilian dance of African origin, 1885, Zemba, from Portuguese samba, shortened form of zambacueca, a type of dance, probably altered (by influence of zamacueco "stupid") from zambapalo, the name of a grotesque dance, itself an alteration of zampapalo "stupid man," from zamparse "to bump, crash." As a verb from 1949.

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Related Abbreviations for sambaing

SAMBA

Society of Ambulatory Anesthesia
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