Main definitions of juba in English

: juba1Juba2

juba1

Pronunciation /ˈjo͞obə/ /ˈdʒubə/

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

/ˈjo͞obə/ /ˈdʒubə/

Main definitions of Juba in English

: juba1Juba2

Juba2

Pronunciation /ˈjo͞obə/ /ˈdʒubə/

proper noun

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

Pronunciation

Juba

/ˈjo͞obə/ /ˈdʒubə/