Mau Mau

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Mau Mau

(ˈmaʊ ˌmaʊ)
n, pl Mau Maus or Mau Mau
1. (Historical Terms) a secret political society consisting chiefly of Kikuyu tribesmen that was founded in 1952 to drive European settlers from Kenya by acts of terrorism
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a secret political society consisting chiefly of Kikuyu tribesmen that was founded in 1952 to drive European settlers from Kenya by acts of terrorism
3. slang E African a Ugandan motorcycle policeman who directs traffic
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Mau Mau

A Kenyan black militant and terrorist movement 1952–60.
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