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mum

adjective \ ˈməm \

Definition of mum

:silent
  • keep mum

Examples of mum in a Sentence

  1. I'd like to know how much they paid, but they've been mum on that subject.

  2. kept mum about the surprise bridal shower

Origin and Etymology of mum

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


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mum

verb

Definition of mum

mummed; mumming
intransitive verb
1 :to perform in a pantomime
2 :to go about merrymaking in disguise during festivals

Origin and Etymology of mum

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


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mum

noun

Definition of mum

:a strong ale or beer

Origin and Etymology of mum

German Mumme


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mum

Definition of mum

  • chiefly British spelling of

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mum

noun

Definition of mum

First Known Use of mum

1891

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MUM Defined for English Language Learners

mum

adjective

Definition of mum for English Language Learners

  • : not talking about something


MUM Defined for Kids

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mum

adjective \ ˈməm \

Definition of mum for Students

:silent 4
  • Keep mum about the surprise party.

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mum

Definition of mum for Students

  • chiefly British variant of mom


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