[goom-bah] /ˈgum bɑ/
a companion or associate, especially an older person who mentors or advises; a godfather.
a member of a criminal organization.
by 1984, from dialectal pronunciation of Italian compare “companion, godfather” (cf. compadre).
[fr dialect pronunciation of Italian compare, ”companion, godfather”]
[goo m-bey, goom-] /ˈgʊm beɪ, ˈgum-/ noun 1. the style of calypso music or rhythm popular in the Bahamas.
noun A hypochondriac Related Terms gomer [1970s+ Medical; fr get out of my emergency room]
- Go on and on
1. See go on , def. 5. 2. Continue without stopping, last for a long time, as in This trail goes on and on, or The movie went on and on. This usage was first recorded in 1938.
- Goon bag
noun 1. (Austral, informal) the plastic bladder inside a box of (usu cheap) wine