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In Malaysia and Indonesia: a foreman or overseer.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine. From Malay mandor, mandur overseer, village headman from Portuguese mandador person who gives orders, commander from mandad-, past participial stem of mandar to order, command, send + -or.
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