Meaning of mambo

mam•bo

Pronunciation: (mäm'bō), [key]
— n., pl. v. -bos,
—n.
  1. a fast ballroom dance of Caribbean origin, rhythmically similar to the rumba and cha-cha but having a more complex pattern of steps.
—v.i.
  1. to dance the mambo.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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