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mampara

noun Southern African informal
  1. a foolish person, idiot
  2. obsolete an incompetent worker
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of unknown origin
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Historical Examples

  • The alabarderos left the mampara in its place, opening the door no more than was absolutely necessary to fire through.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 57, No. 352, February 1845

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