[ mou-mou ]
/ ˈmaʊˌmaʊ /
verb (used with object) Slang.
to terrorize, intimidate, or threaten.
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[ mou -mou ]
/ ˈmaʊ ˌmaʊ /
noun, plural Mau Maus, (especially collectively) Mau Mau.
a member of a revolutionary society in Kenya, established in the early 1950s, that consisted chiefly of Kikuyu and engaged in terrorist activities in an attempt to drive out the European settlers and to give government control to the native Kenyans.
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British Dictionary definitions for mau-mau
/ (ˈmaʊ ˌmaʊ) /
noun plural Mau Maus or Mau Mau
a secret political society consisting chiefly of Kikuyu tribesmen that was founded in 1952 to drive European settlers from Kenya by acts of terrorism
East African slang a Ugandan motorcycle policeman who directs traffic
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