One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
verb[with object]West Indian
Try to deceive (someone), especially with flattery or untruths.‘don't try to mamaguy me at all!’
- ‘The lower-classes were truly mamaguyed into thinking they were artists.’
- ‘If you are talking about my activities as a politician, social worker or as a lawyer, I don't believe in mamaguying people.’
- ‘‘We wouldn't mamaguy farmers,’ he said.’
- ‘He is just trying to mamaguy the population and, at least the timing is good because the public inquiry into his conduct is coming up in the next two weeks.’
- ‘They mamaguy the country and they mamaguy you.’
From Spanish mamar gallo ‘make a monkey of’.
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