Definition of Goombah

1. Noun. (US slang pejorative) A person of Italian descent. ¹



2. Noun. (US slang) A companion, pal, close friend, or associate, used especially among Italian-American men. It sometimes has the connotation of an older friend who acts as a patron, protector or adviser. ¹

3. Noun. (alternative form of gumbe), a Jamaican drum. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Goombah

1. an older man who is a friend [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Goombah

gook wagons
gooks
gooky
gool
goold
goolde
goolds
gooley
gooleys
gools
gooly
goom
goomah
goombah (current term)
goombahs
goombay
goombays
goon
goon-stick
goon squad
goon squads
goon stick
goonda
goondas
gooney
gooney bird
gooneys

Literary usage of Goombah

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1. 54 by Wu Ming (2005)
"Zollo took aim and emptied the magazine without stopping. The third shot hit its target: he saw Vic's brain spatter through the air. See you, goombah. ..."

2. A history of Jamaica by William James Gardner (1873)
"To beat the goombah all night, or in lieu of it a flat board, and to sing in accompaniment, was not uncommon among the slaves. ..."

3. Stranger to Death by Robert Della Valle (2000)
"But you, goombah, they don't know you." "So what the hell do you want me to do? Apply for a job for Christ's sake?" he shouted out of frustration. ..."

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