Meaning of mamaguy in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmaməɡʌɪ/


[with object]West Indian
  • Try to deceive (someone), especially with flattery or untruths.

    ‘don't try to mamaguy me at all!’
    • ‘If you are talking about my activities as a politician, social worker or as a lawyer, I don't believe in mamaguying people.’
    • ‘‘We wouldn't mamaguy farmers,’ he said.’
    • ‘He is just trying to mamaguy the population and, at least the timing is good because the public inquiry into his conduct is coming up in the next two weeks.’
    • ‘The lower-classes were truly mamaguyed into thinking they were artists.’
    • ‘They mamaguy the country and they mamaguy you.’


From Spanish mamar gallo ‘make a monkey of’.