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mau-mau

[mou-mou] /ˈmaʊˌmaʊ/
verb (used with object), Slang.
1.
to terrorize, intimidate, or threaten.
Origin
1970; coined by Tom Wolfe in Radical Chic and Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers; see Mau Mau
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mau-mau

verb

(also mao-mao) To coerce with rough treatment; terrorize: The pressure ladies half-successfully mao-maoed Communications Minister Francis Fox to censure the offending shows/ I've been a mayor for nine years and I've been Mau-Maued by the best

[1970+; fr the Mau Maus, a terrorist group in Kenya in the 1950s]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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