Mummy



[muhm-ee] /ˈmʌm i/

noun, plural mummies.
1.
the dead body of a human being or animal preserved by the ancient Egyptian process or some similar method of embalming.
2.
a dead body dried and preserved by nature.
3.
a withered or shrunken living being.
4.
a dry, shriveled fruit, tuber, or other plant organ, resulting from any of several fungous diseases.
verb (used with object), mummied, mummying.
5.
to make into or cause to resemble a mummy; .
[muhm-ee] /ˈmʌm i/
noun, plural mummies. Chiefly British.
1.
1 .
/ˈmʌmɪ/
noun (pl) -mies
1.
an embalmed or preserved body, esp as prepared for burial in ancient Egypt
2.
(obsolete) the substance of such a body used medicinally
3.
a mass of pulp
4.
a dark brown pigment
/ˈmʌmɪ/
noun (pl) -mies
1.
(mainly Brit) a child’s word for mother1
n.

c.1400, “medicine prepared from mummy tissue,” from Medieval Latin mumia, from Arabic mumiyah “embalmed body,” from Persian mumiya “asphalt,” from mum “wax.” Sense of “embalmed body” first recorded in English 1610s. Mummy wheat (1842) was said to be cultivated from grains found in mummy-cases.

1784, childish alteration of mammy. Alternative form mumsy attested by 1876.

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Mummy-bag

    noun 1. a snug-fitting sleeping bag tapered from the shoulders to the feet, enclosing both the body and head except for a small opening for the face. noun 1. a sleeping bag with a hood

  • Mummy-porn

    noun, Informal. 1. sexually explicit or pornographic books, photos, videos, etc., that appeal to women, especially middle-aged women.



  • Mump

    [muhmp, moo mp] /mʌmp, mʊmp/ British Dialect verb (used with object) 1. to mumble; mutter. verb (used without object) 2. to sulk; mope. 3. to grimace. [muhmp, moo mp] /mʌmp, mʊmp/ British Dialect verb (used with object) 1. to cheat. verb (used without object) 2. to beg. /mʌmp/ verb 1. (intransitive) (archaic) to be silent […]

  • Mumping

    [muhmp, moo mp] /mʌmp, mʊmp/ British Dialect verb (used with object) 1. to mumble; mutter. verb (used without object) 2. to sulk; mope. 3. to grimace. [muhmp, moo mp] /mʌmp, mʊmp/ British Dialect verb (used with object) 1. to cheat. verb (used without object) 2. to beg. /mʌmp/ verb 1. (intransitive) (archaic) to be silent […]



Disclaimer: Mummy definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.