Main definitions of juba in US English:

: juba1Juba2

juba1

noun

  • A dance originating among plantation slaves in the southern US, featuring rhythmic handclapping and slapping of the thighs.

    • ‘Later Moses reveals more subtle changes in character, as when, in reaction to a shock, he begins to dance, ‘half juba, half jig’.’
    • ‘The term juba comes from the name of the chief drummer in the jubilee songs who pounded out the rhythms on celebration days of black culture.’

Origin

Late 19th century: of unknown origin.

Pronunciation

juba

/ˈdʒubə//ˈjo͞obə/

Main definitions of juba in US English:

: juba1Juba2

Juba2

proper noun

  • The capital of South Sudan, on the White Nile River; population 250,000 (est. 2005).

Pronunciation

Juba

/ˈjo͞obə//ˈdʒubə/