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.’
- ‘They mamaguy the country and they mamaguy you.’
- ‘‘We wouldn't mamaguy farmers,’ he said.’
- ‘If you are talking about my activities as a politician, social worker or as a lawyer, I don't believe in mamaguying people.’
- ‘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.’
From Spanish mamar gallo ‘make a monkey of’.
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