Definition of pombe in English:

pombe

noun

  • [mass noun] (in Central and East Africa) a fermented drink made from various kinds of grain and fruit.

    [mass noun] ‘you don't drink anything except cheap pombe’
    [count noun] ‘I have me a pombe too’
    • ‘Nobody had ever stopped by to teach them, but they'd figured it out for themselves and drank a wine they called pombe, made from plantains.’
    • ‘The species that was first isolated from a traditional African beer known as pombe.’

Origin

Kiswahili.

Pronunciation:

pombe

/ˈpɒmbeɪ/