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What Does MANDEM Mean?MANDEM means "Gang" or "Group Of Male Friends."
MANDEM is a slang word that is thought to have originated in Caribbean Pidgin English and is now widely used to refer to a "Gang" or "Group Of Male Friends." In the UK, the word MANDEM has been incorporated into the name of a number of street gangs, such as the Tottenham MANDEM, based in North London (which was implicated in the murder of a Police Officer in 1985).
The word MANDEM features prominently in the title and lyrics of African and African-inspired songs, including the 2019 song from "Afrofusion" singer Burna Boy:
Burna Boy - Mandem Anthem [Official Video]
Summary of Key Points"Gang" or "Group Of Male Friends" is the most common definition for MANDEM on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
|Definition:||Gang or Group Of Male Friends|
|Type:||Slang Word (Jargon)|
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Adults and Teenagers
Image for MANDEMWhen I write MANDEM, I mean this:
A MANDEM can be a group or gang of men or boys.
Examples of MANDEM in SentencesHere are examples of MANDEM being used in conversations:
- Son: Who's coming round tonight?
- Father: My MANDEM.
- Son: You are so uncool!
- Mother: Where's John?
- Father: He's hanging with the MANDEM.
- Mother: And where's that, in English?
An Academic Look at MANDEMMANDEM is a slang word which (like "Gang") is used as a collective noun for a "Group Of Male Friends." Slang refers to words, phrases and uses of language that are regarded as very informal and which are often restricted to a special context or a particular group of users.
A collective noun is a noun (naming word) for a group of people or things (e.g., family, crew, colleagues).
What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?The use of MANDEM to refer to a "Gang" or "Group Of Male Friends" predates the digital era.
Example of MANDEM Used in a Text
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