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[moh-muh s] /ˈmoʊ məs/

noun, plural Momuses, Momi
[moh-mahy] /ˈmoʊ maɪ/ (Show IPA), for 2.
Also, Momos
[moh-mos] /ˈmoʊ mɒs/ (Show IPA). Classical Mythology. the god of ridicule.
(sometimes lowercase) a faultfinder; a carping critic.
noun (pl) -muses, -mi (-maɪ)
(Greek myth) the god of blame and mockery
a cavilling critic

“humorously disagreeable person,” 1560s, from Latin, from Greek Momos, nme of the god of ridicule and sarcasm (Greek momos, literally “blame, ridicule, disgrace,” of unknown origin); also used in English as personification of fault-finding and captious criticism.


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