- Someone who is not intelligent in the ways of daily human activity - social outcast or moron.
I saw a man today wearing a red sneaker on his right foot and a combat boot on his left foot. He asked me if I had change for a dollar - because he needed to cross the street! What a goombah.
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Goombah — is a US slang term used to describe a stereotypical Italian American. It stems originally from the pronunciation of the word «Cumpa », which is dialect for the Italian word compare .Goombah can also refer to:* Goomba, a fictional creature in the… … Wikipedia
goombah — [go͞om′bä] n. 〚phonetic sp. of dial. pronun. of It compare〛 Slang an older man who is a friend, protector, advisor, etc. * * * goom·bah (go͝omʹbä, go͞omʹ ) n. Slang A companion or associate, especially an older friend who acts as a patron,… … Universalium
goombah — by 1984, from dialectal pronunciation of It. compare companion, godfather (Cf. COMPADRE (Cf. compadre)) … Etymology dictionary
goombah — [go͞om′bä] n. [phonetic sp. of dial. pronun. of It compare] Slang an older man who is a friend, protector, advisor, etc … English World dictionary
goombah — [“gumbo] n. a buddy; a trusted friend. (Also a term of address. Ultimately from Italian.) □ Hey, goombah! How goes it? □ He’s my goombah. I can trust him … Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions
goombah — noun Etymology: Italian dialect (Campania) cumbà, vocative form of cumbare respected older man, literally, godfather, from Medieval Latin compater more at compeer Date: 1968 1. a close friend or associate used especially among Italian American… … New Collegiate Dictionary
goombah — noun a) A person of Italian descent. b) 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 … Wiktionary
goombah — n. (Slang) close friend; companion; partner, associate … English contemporary dictionary
goombah — [gu:m bα:] noun N. Amer. informal an associate or accomplice, especially a senior member of a criminal gang. Origin 1960s: prob. a dialect alt. of Ital. compàre godfather, friend, accomplice … English new terms dictionary
goombah — goom·bah … English syllables