Main meanings of juba in English

: juba1Juba2


Pronunciation /ˈdʒuːbə/


mass 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.’


Late 19th century of unknown origin.

Main meanings of Juba in English

: juba1Juba2


Pronunciation /ˈdʒuːbə/

proper noun

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