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nounEnglish Regional, Northern
The action of mee-maw; specifically the action of making exaggerated movements with the lips when speaking, especially in order to be understood above a loud noise; gesticulation.
adjectiveEnglish Regional, Northern
1970s; earliest use found in Peter Wright (b. 1923). From mee-maw + -ing<br>late 19th century; earliest use found in Edwin Waugh (1817–1890), poet. From mee-maw + -ing.
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