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 (sense 1) perhaps from Fula sambo ‘uncle’; Sambo (sense 2) from American Spanish zambo, denoting a kind of yellow monkey.

Pronunciation

Sambo

/ˈsæmboʊ//ˈsambō/