verb (used without object), mummed, mumming.
to say “mum”; call for silence.
to act as a mummer.
(mainly Brit) an informal word for mother1
keeping information to oneself; silent
mum’s the word, silence or secrecy is to be observed
verb mums, mumming, mummed
(intransitive) to act in a mummer’s play
(Brit, obsolete) a type of beer made from cereals, beans, etc
“be silent,” 1560s, from Middle English mum, mom (late 14c.), inarticulate closed-mouth sound, indicative of unwillingness or inability to speak. As an adjective meaning “secret” from 1520s. Phrase mum’s the word is first recorded 1704.
abbreviation of chrysanthemum, first attested 1915 in the jargon of gardeners.
pet word for “mother,” 1823, short for mummy (see mamma). In British sociology, used from 1957 in reference to “the working class mother as an influence in the lives of her children.” Also sometimes a vulgar corruption of madam.
[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 […]
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
noun, Informal. 1. sexually explicit or pornographic books, photos, videos, etc., that appeal to women, especially middle-aged women.
[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 […]