Definition of mamoty in English:

mamoty

(also mamootie, mamotie, mammoty)

noun

  • A hand tool for digging, shaped like a hoe with the blade at an acute angle to the handle, used mainly in S. Asia.

Origin

Late 18th century. From Tamil mammaṭṭi from maṇveṭṭi from maṇ earth, soil + veṭṭu to dig.

Pronunciation

mamoty

/ˈmaməti/