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chiefly Scottish


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noun (1)

plural -s
chiefly Scottish
: a speech impediment : stammer


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noun (2)

plural -s
: mantilla
also : manteau

Word History



Scottish Gaelic mannd, noun, stammer

Noun (1)

Scottish Gaelic mannd

Noun (2)

French mante, from Middle French, from Old Provençal manta, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin, blanket, cloak, alteration of Late Latin mantus cloak, back-formation from Latin mantellum

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“Mant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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