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/bad mawt/ v. [Gul. idem; calque from e.g. Vai da na ma, lit., a bad mouth, i.e. a curse (Turner 1948:7) or Mandingo da-jugu or Hausa mugum-baki idem (Dolby 1972:177); cf. BDNE I idem] to slander: She always bad-mouthin' people (Exuma). cf. BAD-TALK

Tags: calque, verb

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Last update: 2011-12-30 12:55
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.3

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