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    meaning

    dear teachers
    i needto know the meaning of a word
    ( goomba ) thanks alot

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    Re: meaning

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    I can cite no authoritative reference for this whatsoever, but my earliest cognizance of the word was in the late 1950s - early 60s, as a (pseudo-Italian?) term of endearment used by a TV/film personality whose identity slips my mind-- one of the Ratpack, perhaps?

    Now, of course, it is a Nintendo character.

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    Re: meaning

    sorry to ask the same question again
    i heard that ( goomba ) means god father i want to become sure about the thing that i heard
    thanks again

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    Re: meaning

    A goombah is a companion or an associate, especially an older friend who acts as a patron, a protector, or an adviser.


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