mau-mau

verb, often capitalized both Ms \ ˈmau̇-ˌmau̇ \

Definition of mau-mau

mau-maued; mau-mauing
: to intimidate (someone, such as an official) by hostile confrontation or threats
: to engage in mau-mauing someone

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Origin and Etymology of mau-mau

Mau Mau, anti-European secret society in colonial Kenya


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