nounpl. Mau Mau or Mau Maus
transitive verb-·maued·, -·mau·ing
Origin of mau-maufrom Mau Mau
transitive verbmau·maued, mau·mau·ing, mau·maus Often Offensive
Origin of mau-mauAfter the Mau Mau a secret society of Kikuyu insurgents that led a rebellion against the ruling Europeans in Kenya in the 1950s perhaps from Kikuyu mau-mau sound of the voracious gobbling of a hyena
(third-person singular simple present mau-maus, present participle mau-mauing, simple past and past participle mau-maued)
From Mau Mau, the name of a group of anti-British insurgents in Kenya, who were noted in Europe for their (alleged) extreme violence and brutality.