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It perhaps derives from a Spanish word meaning "bandy legged" and it offends blacks. What given name is it?




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Answer: Sambo

The offensive surname Sambo perhaps derives from the Spanish zambo, bandy-legged. It originally denoted someone of mixed race, and it became a common slave name. Eventually, it became offensive to the ex-slaves; such that the restaurant chain Sambo's (1200 outlets) was driven out of business.

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