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Origin and Etymology of mau-mau
First Known Use: 1970See Words from the same year
Synonymsblackjack, bogart, browbeat, bulldoze, bully, bullyrag, cow, hector, mau-mau, strong-arm
Related Wordsbluster, trash-talk; affright, alarm (also alarum), frighten, horrify, scare, shock, spook, startle, terrify; menace, terrorize, threaten; badger, harass, hound; bludgeon, coerce, compel, constrain, dragoon, force, make, oblige, press, pressure, push around; demoralize, psych (out), unman, unnerve; discompose, disconcert, disquiet, distress, disturb, perturb, upset
Near Antonymscheer, comfort, console, reassure, solace, soothe; embolden, encourage, hearten, steel; convince, persuade
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