mum

adjective
\ ˈməm \

Definition of mum 

(Entry 1 of 5)

: silent keep mum

mum

verb
mummed; mumming

Definition of mum (Entry 2 of 5)

intransitive verb

1 : to perform in a pantomime

2 : to go about merrymaking in disguise during festivals

mum

noun (1)

Definition of mum (Entry 3 of 5)

: a strong ale or beer

mum

Definition of mum (Entry 4 of 5)

chiefly British spelling of

mum

noun

Definition of mum (Entry 5 of 5)

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Synonyms & Antonyms for mum

Synonyms: Adjective

dumb, mute, muted, silent, speechless, uncommunicative, wordless

Antonyms: Adjective

communicative, speaking, talking

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Examples of mum in a Sentence

Adjective

I'd like to know how much they paid, but they've been mum on that subject. kept mum about the surprise bridal shower

First Known Use of mum

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (1)

circa 1623, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1891, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mum

Adjective

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

Verb

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

Noun (1)

German Mumme

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Phrases Related to mum

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The first known use of mum was in the 14th century

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More Definitions for mum

mum

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of mum

: not talking about something

mum

adjective
\ ˈməm \

Kids Definition of mum

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: silent sense 4 Keep mum about the surprise party.

mum

Kids Definition of mum (Entry 2 of 2)

chiefly British variant of mom

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