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noun mum·my \ˈmə-mē\
plural mummies

Definition of MUMMY

1
a :  a body embalmed or treated for burial with preservatives in the manner of the ancient Egyptians
b :  a body unusually well preserved
2
:  one resembling a mummy

Origin of MUMMY

Middle English mummie powdered parts of a mummified body used as a drug, from Anglo-French mumie, from Medieval Latin mumia mummy, powdered mummy, from Arabic mūmiya bitumen, mummy, from Persian mūm wax
First Known Use: 1615

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Definition of MUMMY

chiefly British variant of mommy

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