Meaning of Mau Mau

Mau Mau

Pronunciation: (mou' mou"), [key]
— pl. Mau Maus, Mau Mau.
  1. a member of a revolutionary society in Kenya, established in the early 1950s, that consisted chiefly of Kikuyu and engaged in terrorist activities in an attempt to drive out the European settlers and to give government control to the native Kenyans.

mau-mau

Pronunciation: (mou'mou"), [key]
  1. to terrorize, intimidate, or threaten.
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