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- Kunumunu, coonoomoonoo,cunumunu (n): A fool; simpleton; someone easily deceived or taken advantage of. /kunumunu/ (possibly Yoruba kunun, kunu ‘shy; no self-confident’; possibly Hindi and/or Bhojpuri cunuh munuh ‘little baby’.
- From the day you give the callaloo, You had me just like your kunumunu. (Growler “I Don’t want no Calaloo” 1939)
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Source: Dictionary of the English/Creole of Trinidad & Tobago by Lise Winer