Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A Brazilian ballroom dance in which the partners press against each other tightly and gyrate sensually.
  • noun The music for this dance.

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  • noun A fast-paced, erotic Brazilian dance in which couples dance with their stomachs touching.
  • noun The music to which it is danced.
  • noun A strong hit, the act of hitting someone/something with a piece of wood or club.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Portuguese, beating, lashing, from past participle of lambar, to beat, variant of lombar, probably from lombo, side, flank (of a horse), from Latin lumbus, loin.]

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Portuguese lambada (strong slap, hit)

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