mou

\ ˈmü How to pronounce mou (audio) \

Definition of mou

 (Entry 1 of 2)

Scottish variant of

mou

noun
\ ˈmau̇ How to pronounce mou (audio) , ˈmü \
variants: or mow \ ˈmau̇ How to pronounce mow (audio) \ or less commonly mu \ ˈmü How to pronounce mu (audio) \
plural mou or mow

Definition of mou (Entry 2 of 2)

: any of various Chinese units of land area especially : one equal to 0.1518 acre

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for mou

Noun

Chinese (Pekingese) mou3, mu3

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about mou

Statistics for mou

Cite this Entry

“Mou.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mou. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

Comments on mou

What made you want to look up mou? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Homophone Quiz

  • three bears two of them look like theyre whispering to a third bear who looks chuffed to be the center of attention
  • In order to judge how people felt, the senator's office hired a firm to take a ______.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!