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mum

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adjective \ˈməm\

Simple Definition of mum

  • : not talking about something

Full Definition of mum

  1. :  silent <keep mum>

Examples of mum

  1. I'd like to know how much they paid, but they've been mum on that subject.

  2. <kept mum about the surprise bridal shower>



Origin of mum

Middle English mom, momme, probably imitative of a sound made with closed lips


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with mum


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mum

verb

Definition of mum

mummedmum·ming

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to perform in a pantomime

  3. 2 :  to go about merrymaking in disguise during festivals



Origin of mum

Middle English mommen, to mumble, perform (a mummer's play), probably in part from mom, in part from Middle French momer to go masked


First Known Use: 1530


3

mum

noun

Definition of mum

  1. :  a strong ale or beer



Origin of mum

German Mumme


First Known Use: 1640


4

mum

Definition of mum

  1. chiefly British variant of mom




5

mum

noun

Definition of mum



1917

First Known Use of mum

1917

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MUM Defined for Kids

1

mum

play
adjective \ˈməm\

Definition of mum

  1. :  silent 4 <Keep mum about the surprise party.>




2

mum

play

Definition of mum

  1. chiefly British variant of mom





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