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mummer

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noun mum·mer \ˈmə-mər\

Definition of mummer

  1. 1 :  a performer in a pantomime; broadly :  actor

  2. 2 :  one who goes merrymaking in disguise during festivals



Examples of mummer in a sentence

  1. <a street festival featuring mummers in a pantomime>

  2. <those moonstruck mummers on TV soap operas who have more hair than talent>



1502

First Known Use of mummer

1502


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