mampara

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown. But possibly an onomatopeic rendition of the call of the Cape Turtle Dove. A slang term used by hunters for this particularly silly pigeon.

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Noun[edit]

mampara (plural mamparas)

  1. (South Africa, slang) A fool ; a buffoon.
    • Every week the Sunday Times names and shames a mampara - generally a public figure who has said or done something so idiotic that it boggles the mind.

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Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

mampara f (plural mamparas)

  1. panel, small movable screen

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