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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
verb tr.: To tease or deceive, especially by flattery.
noun: An instance of this.
From Spanish mamar gallo (to suckle a rooster).
The word has nothing to do with a mama or a guy. It is from Caribbean English, especially from Trinidad. It has its origins in cock-fighting, apparently referring to a rooster who is gently sucking at his opponent instead of pecking him with force.
“’And I find your skin and all looking nice.’
‘Hush your mouth. Mamaguying an old woman like me.’”
Ingrid Persaud; Love After Love; Random House; 2021.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint. -Edward Hopper, painter (22 Jul 1882-1967)