gombo
 n.— «In accepting bribes and payoffs, journalists themselves perpetuate corruption, and they have a term for it: gombo. The word is French for okra, a slippery plant substance that sticks to your fingers.» —“Cameroonian Journal: Greasing Wheels and Palms” by Marilyn Greene International Journalists’ Network Apr. 3, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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