adjective \ˈmimˈmem\

Definition of mim–mem

  1. :  of, relating to, or being a drill pattern in which students repeat usually in chorus a foreign language phrase supplied by their instructor

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Origin and Etymology of mim–mem

mimicry + memorization

First Known Use: 1951

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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