mau-mau

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Mau Mau, the name of a group of anti-British insurgents in Kenya, who were noted in Europe for their (alleged) extreme violence and brutality.

Verb[edit]

mau-mau (third-person singular simple present mau-maus, present participle mau-mauing, simple past and past participle mau-maued)

  1. (transitive) To menace through intimidating tactics; to intimidate, harass; to terrorize.

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