mandoer

noun
man·​doer
variants: or less commonly mandor or mandur \ (ˈ)män¦du̇(ə)r , -​dȯ(ə)r \
plural -s

Definition of mandoer

: a native foreman or overseer (as of a sugar plantation or a gang of miners) especially in Malaysia, Java, and the Dutch East Indies

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History and Etymology for mandoer

Dutch & Indonesian; Dutch mandoer, from Indonesian mandur, from Portuguese mandador, literally, one that commands, from Latin mandator

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“Mandoer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mandoer. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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