maumau

mau-mau

[mou-mou]
verb (used with object) Slang.
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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