An exclamation usually associated with hunting wild American rabbit
s in the South Eastern United States. Amongst some experienced and highly skilled rabbit hunters
Maingk is yelled at a rabbit as it passes the hunter--and there are often three or four rabbits a-goin' at a time--with a series of loud hollers
, e.g. "Maingk, Maingk, Maingk, Maingk!!" The rabbit will often stop right still, we reckon
because he is so scaired
he has to stop. If the rabbit stops, the hunter should kill him with a stick
. It is said that this is a good method to stop a rabbit, and field tests prove that it does indeed work, and that if you make that fu-fu-fuss
they will stop.
I'll tell you one thing, I was out a-huntin' rabbits one day and we had three or four a-goin' at the time and there come one raght by me and I said "Maingk, Maingk, Maingk, Maingk!!" And he stopped raght still and I killed him with a stick.