(1)a close friend or associate -- used especially among Italian-American men
(2)a member of a secret chiefly Italian-American crime organization
(3)a macho Italian-American man
(4)pal or companion
(5)character in mario bros
Etymology: Italian dialect (Campania) cumbà, vocative form of cumbare respected older man, literally, godfather, from Medieval Latin compater
I'd like you to meet my goombah. We go way back.
November 11, 2006