MEANING: verb tr.: To tease or deceive, especially by flattery.
noun: An instance of this.

ETYMOLOGY: From Spanish mamar gallo (to suckle a rooster).

NOTES: 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.

GAMAGUY - the male of the third class in Orwell's Brave New World, after the alphas and the betas

MAMAGUM - Bloody Mary occasionally chews something besides betel nuts

MATAGUY - What I did in a bar. He said he's a bullfighter, Escami-something.