See also: Banjo, banjô, and banjō

English edit

 
A bluegrass banjo
 
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Etymology edit

From the pronunciation of African slaves, of Unknown ultimate origin. Possibly a corruption of bandore, alternatively from a West African language such as Mandinka banjul, or Kimbundu mbanza. [1]

Pronunciation edit

  • (UK) enPR: băn'jō, IPA(key): /ˈbæn.dʒəʊ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈbæn.d͡ʒoʊ/
  • (file)

Noun edit

banjo (plural banjos or banjoes)

  1. A stringed musical instrument (chordophone), usually with a round body, a membrane-like soundboard and a fretted neck, played by plucking or strumming the strings.
    I come from Alabama with my banjo on my knee...
  2. Any of various similar musical instruments, such as the Tuvan doshpuluur, with a membrane-like soundboard.
  3. (slang) An object shaped like a banjo, especially a frying pan or a shovel.
  4. (UK, Dagenham) A cul-de-sac with a round end.
    • 1963, Peter Willmott, The Evolution of a Community, page 75:
      They all came back here — we cleared the room and put up tables for the reception — and then we went to another house on the banjo for a "knees-up".
    • 2013, M. C. Dutton, The Godfathers of London:
      Billy Tower lived in the far left house in the banjo that was Dagenham's version of cul de sacs. The trouble was you could be seen from the house and, in the time it took to walk along the Banjo, drugs could be flushed away.
    • 2013, Martin Crookston, Garden Suburbs of Tomorrow?:
      The banjo format is not an unalloyed success these days: kids playing noisily on the quite narrow common green []
  5. (mining) A miner's round-nosed shovel.

Derived terms edit

Descendants edit

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Verb edit

banjo (third-person singular simple present banjos, present participle banjoing, simple past and past participle banjoed)

  1. To play a banjo.
  2. (transitive, slang, British) To beat, to knock down.
    • 1989, Susan S. M. Edwards, Policing 'domestic' Violence: Women, the Law and the State, page 95:
      Admitting the assault, the husband said that he had given her a 'banjoing' but that she had asked for it.
    • 1998, "Fergie's world just gets Madar" (Sport), Sunday Mail, Jan 4, 1998
      Madar was turfed out on a final misdemeanour of banjoing one of his teammates in training before a big game
    • 2007 July 31, “Return of Smeato, the extraordinary hero”, in Times Online:
      "Me and other folk were just trying to get the boot in and some other guy banjoed [decked] him”.
  3. (transitive, slang, British, military) To shell or attack (a target).
    • 2008, Michael Asher, The Regiment: The Definitive Story of the SAS, page cxxx:
      Riding reported that on the day Mayne had asked for DZ coordinates, their base had been banjoed by the Germans.

References edit

  1. ^ John A. Simpson and Edmund S. C. Weiner, editors (1989), “banjo”, in The Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd edition, Oxford: Clarendon Press, →ISBN.

Further reading edit

  • Alice Parkinson, Music (2006), p. 22.

Albanian edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Italian bagno. Compare Greek μπάνιο (bánio).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

banjo f (plural banjo, definite banjoja)

  1. Alternative form of banjë
    • 2002, Ibrahim Kadriu, Spirale muzgu:
      Ndërkaq atë fletore Flora Drishti e kishte fshehur në banjo, prapa arkës së ujit të nevojtores.
      Meanwhile Flora Drishti had hidden that notebook in the bathroom, behind the tank of the toilet.

References edit

  • Dashi, B. (2013), “bagno”, in Italianismi nella lingua albanese (in Italian), Edizioni Nuova Cultura, →ISBN, page 87

Czech edit

Noun edit

banjo n

  1. banjo
    Synonym: (much less common) benžo

Declension edit

Further reading edit

  • banjo in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957

Dutch edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from English banjo.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɑn.joː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ban‧jo

Noun edit

banjo m (plural banjo's, diminutive banjootje n)

  1. banjo (stringed instrument)

Descendants edit

Finnish edit

 
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Etymology edit

From English banjo.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɑnjo/, [ˈbɑ̝njo̞]
  • Rhymes: -ɑnjo
  • Syllabification(key): ban‧jo

Noun edit

banjo

  1. banjo

Declension edit

Inflection of banjo (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative banjo banjot
genitive banjon banjojen
partitive banjoa banjoja
illative banjoon banjoihin
singular plural
nominative banjo banjot
accusative nom. banjo banjot
gen. banjon
genitive banjon banjojen
partitive banjoa banjoja
inessive banjossa banjoissa
elative banjosta banjoista
illative banjoon banjoihin
adessive banjolla banjoilla
ablative banjolta banjoilta
allative banjolle banjoille
essive banjona banjoina
translative banjoksi banjoiksi
abessive banjotta banjoitta
instructive banjoin
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of banjo (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative banjoni banjoni
accusative nom. banjoni banjoni
gen. banjoni
genitive banjoni banjojeni
partitive banjoani banjojani
inessive banjossani banjoissani
elative banjostani banjoistani
illative banjooni banjoihini
adessive banjollani banjoillani
ablative banjoltani banjoiltani
allative banjolleni banjoilleni
essive banjonani banjoinani
translative banjokseni banjoikseni
abessive banjottani banjoittani
instructive
comitative banjoineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative banjosi banjosi
accusative nom. banjosi banjosi
gen. banjosi
genitive banjosi banjojesi
partitive banjoasi banjojasi
inessive banjossasi banjoissasi
elative banjostasi banjoistasi
illative banjoosi banjoihisi
adessive banjollasi banjoillasi
ablative banjoltasi banjoiltasi
allative banjollesi banjoillesi
essive banjonasi banjoinasi
translative banjoksesi banjoiksesi
abessive banjottasi banjoittasi
instructive
comitative banjoinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative banjomme banjomme
accusative nom. banjomme banjomme
gen. banjomme
genitive banjomme banjojemme
partitive banjoamme banjojamme
inessive banjossamme banjoissamme
elative banjostamme banjoistamme
illative banjoomme banjoihimme
adessive banjollamme banjoillamme
ablative banjoltamme banjoiltamme
allative banjollemme banjoillemme
essive banjonamme banjoinamme
translative banjoksemme banjoiksemme
abessive banjottamme banjoittamme
instructive
comitative banjoinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative banjonne banjonne
accusative nom. banjonne banjonne
gen. banjonne
genitive banjonne banjojenne
partitive banjoanne banjojanne
inessive banjossanne banjoissanne
elative banjostanne banjoistanne
illative banjoonne banjoihinne
adessive banjollanne banjoillanne
ablative banjoltanne banjoiltanne
allative banjollenne banjoillenne
essive banjonanne banjoinanne
translative banjoksenne banjoiksenne
abessive banjottanne banjoittanne
instructive
comitative banjoinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative banjonsa banjonsa
accusative nom. banjonsa banjonsa
gen. banjonsa
genitive banjonsa banjojensa
partitive banjoaan
banjoansa
banjojaan
banjojansa
inessive banjossaan
banjossansa
banjoissaan
banjoissansa
elative banjostaan
banjostansa
banjoistaan
banjoistansa
illative banjoonsa banjoihinsa
adessive banjollaan
banjollansa
banjoillaan
banjoillansa
ablative banjoltaan
banjoltansa
banjoiltaan
banjoiltansa
allative banjolleen
banjollensa
banjoilleen
banjoillensa
essive banjonaan
banjonansa
banjoinaan
banjoinansa
translative banjokseen
banjoksensa
banjoikseen
banjoiksensa
abessive banjottaan
banjottansa
banjoittaan
banjoittansa
instructive
comitative banjoineen
banjoinensa

Derived terms edit

compounds

Further reading edit

French edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /bɑ̃.ʒo/, /bɑ̃.dʒo/
  • (file)

Noun edit

banjo m (plural banjos)

  1. banjo

Further reading edit

Gothic edit

Romanization edit

banjō

  1. Romanization of 𐌱𐌰𐌽𐌾𐍉

Greenlandic edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Danish banjo, from English banjo.

Noun edit

banjo

  1. banjo

Indonesian edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from English banjo.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [ˈband͡ʒo]
  • Hyphenation: ban‧jo

Noun edit

banjo (first-person possessive banjoku, second-person possessive banjomu, third-person possessive banjonya)

  1. Alternative form of banyo

Further reading edit

Italian edit

Noun edit

banjo m (invariable)

  1. (music) banjo

Malay edit

 
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Noun edit

banjo (Jawi spelling بنجو, plural banjo-banjo, informal 1st possessive banjoku, 2nd possessive banjomu, 3rd possessive banjonya)

  1. (music) banjo

Further reading edit

Norwegian Bokmål edit

 
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Etymology edit

From English banjo, 18th century black American rendition of bandore.

Noun edit

banjo m (definite singular banjoen, indefinite plural banjoer, definite plural banjoene)

  1. (music) a banjo

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Norwegian Nynorsk edit

 
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Etymology edit

From English banjo, as above.

Noun edit

banjo m (definite singular banjoen, indefinite plural banjoar, definite plural banjoane)

  1. (music) a banjo

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Polish edit

 
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Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

Unadapted borrowing from English banjo, from bandore, from Spanish bandurria, from Latin pandūra, from Ancient Greek πανδοῦρα (pandoûra). Doublet of bandura and mandola.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

banjo n (indeclinable)

  1. (music) banjo

Further reading edit

  • banjo in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • banjo in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese edit

Pronunciation edit

  • Hyphenation: ban‧jo

Noun edit

banjo m (plural banjos)

  1. (music) banjo (a musical instrument)

Romanian edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from French banjo.

Noun edit

banjo n (plural banjouri)

  1. banjo

Declension edit

Spanish edit

Noun edit

banjo m (plural banjos or banjoes)

  1. banjo

Further reading edit

Swahili edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from English banjo.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

banjo (n class, plural banjo)

  1. banjo

Swedish edit

Noun edit

banjo c

  1. (music) banjo

Declension edit

Declension of banjo 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative banjo banjon banjor banjorna
Genitive banjos banjons banjors banjornas

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Anagrams edit

Welsh edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from English banjo.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

banjo m (plural banjos or banjoau)

  1. banjo

Mutation edit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
banjo fanjo manjo unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References edit

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “banjo”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies

West Frisian edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from English banjo.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

banjo c (plural banjo's, diminutive banjoke)

  1. banjo

Further reading edit

  • “banjo”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal[2] (in Dutch), 2011