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mandarin

noun

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a worker in a government agency
  • the officious mandarins in the motor vehicles department refused to let me renew my license without all of the required forms

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The first known use of mandarin was in 1589

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“Mandarin.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/mandarin. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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