Meaning of Sambo in English:

Sambo

Pronunciation /ˈsambəʊ/

Translate Sambo into Spanish

nounplural noun Sambos

  • 1 offensive A contemptuous term for a black person.

  • 2

    (also sambo)
    historical 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.