(2 syl.). Name of contempt for Mahomet, a Moslem, a Moor. In
Scotland it used to mean devil.
“There's the son of the renegade- spawn of Mahoun (son of the
Moorish princess).” —Vengeance of Mudarra.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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