Trini word ‘mamaguy’ featured as Oxford Dictionaries' word of the day
Created : 13 August 2018
Trinbagonian word ‘mamaguy’ was the Oxford Dictionaries' feature of the day on Twitter over the weekend.
In a Twitter update on Saturday August 11, Oxford listed ‘mamaguy’ as a verb, meaning ‘to deceive someone, especially with flattery or untruths’.
However many Trinis may be unaware that the word is Spanish in origin, taken from the Spanish phrase 'mamar gallo', meaning to ‘make a monkey of’.
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