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- (chiefly in Nigeria) a market attached to a barracks where products for soldiers are sold.
2009 November 2, Akeem Oguntayo, “Edo Plans Ultramodern Market”, Daily Champion, retrieved on 2009-11-22:
- South African partners successfully executed and turned the former Mammy Market at the Ikeja Military cantonment to an international ultra-modern market.
2009 June 11, NWABUEZE OKONKWO, Onitsha, “To do business in Nigeria, act like wounded lion –Agbalizu, Igab Industrial boss”, The Sun, retrieved on 2009-11-22:
- ... you are not expected to look for petroleum products at Mammy market instead of NNPC or else, if you do that, you stand the risk of falling prey to fraudsters.
2005 May 27, Maik Nwosu, “Ballad Of The Peace-Keeper - Poems by Maik Nwosu”, Africanwriter.com, retrieved on 2009-11-22:
- that dwarf: your mother with defeated nipples / she used to placate the lulls / with kolanuts at the 'mammy-market' / now it is tabasco for you