[man-dril] /ˈmæn drɪl/
a large baboon, Mandrillus (or Papio) sphinx, of western Africa, the male of which has a face brightly marked with blue and scarlet and a muzzle that is ribbed: an endangered species.
an Old World monkey, Mandrillus sphinx, of W Africa. It has a short tail and brown hair, and the ridged muzzle, nose, and hindquarters are red and blue
“large baboon,” 1744, perhaps ultimately from an African language, but formed into English components man + drill (n.4) “baboon,” which is of W.African origin. The earliest reference reports the name is what the animal was “called by the white men in this country” (Sierra Leone). French mandrill, Spanish mandril seem to be from English.
mandrin man·drin (mān’drĭn) n. A stiff wire or stylet inserted into a soft catheter to give it shape and firmness while passing through a hollow tubular structure. Also called mandrel.
[man-joo-keyt] /ˈmæn dʒʊˌkeɪt/ verb (used with object), manducated, manducating. Archaic. 1. to chew; masticate; eat. /ˈmændjʊˌkeɪt/ verb 1. (transitive) (literary) to eat or chew
[mahn-dee-ahs; English man-dee-uh s, man-dee-uh s] /mɑnˈdi ɑs; English mænˈdi əs, ˈmæn di əs/ noun, plural mandyai [mahn-dee-e] /mɑnˈdi ɛ/ (Show IPA). English, mandyases [man-dee-uh-siz] /mænˈdi ə sɪz/ (Show IPA). Greek Orthodox Church. 1. a short, black cloak worn by monks. 2. a mantle, usually purple, worn by bishops.
- Mandy rice-davis applies
chat (MRDA) An acronym used to imply that someone is lying to protect their own interests. During the trial of Stephen Ward (who was charged with living off the immoral earnings of Christine Keeler and Rice-Davies), the prosecuting counsel pointed out that Lord Astor denied any involvement with her and Rice-Davies replied, “Well, he would, […]