Mangonism Man"go*nism, n. The art of mangonizing, or setting off to advantage. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

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  • mangonism — noun ( s) Etymology: French mangonisme, from Latin mangon , mango dealer that gives a false appearance to his wares (of Greek origin; akin to manganeuein to deceive) + French isme ism more at mangonel obsolete : a method of training or treating… …   Useful english dictionary

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