Definition of Sambo in English:

Sambo

noun

  • 1offensive A black person.

  • 2historical A person of mixed race, especially of black and Indian or black and European blood.

Origin

Early 18th century: Sambo perhaps from Fula sambo uncle; Sambo from American Spanish zambo, denoting a kind of yellow monkey.

Pronunciation

Sambo

/ˈsambəʊ/