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n, pl -bos
1. (Peoples) slang an archaic and taboo word for a Black person: once used as a term of address
2. (Peoples) archaic the offspring of a Black person and a member of another race or a mulatto
[C18: from American Spanish zambo a person of Black descent; perhaps related to Bantu nzambu monkey]
(Wrestling) a type of wrestling based on judo that originated in Russia and now features in international competitions
[C20: from Russian sam(ozashchita) b(ez) o(ruzhiya) self-defence without weapons]
sambo wrestler n
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sambo[ˈsæmbəʊ] N (pej) → negro/a m/f
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n (pej) → Kaffer m
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sambo[ˈsæmbəʊ] n (offensive) → negro/a
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