mum's the word

Definition of mum's the word


  1. —used to say that some information is being kept secret or should be kept secret We want her birthday party to be a surprise, so mum's the word.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  silent

  1. :  to perform in a pantomime

    :  to go about merrymaking in disguise during festivals

  1. :  a strong ale or beer

  1. : chiefly British spelling ofmom

  1. :  chrysanthemum

  1. :  something that is said

    :  talk, discourse

    :  the text of a vocal musical composition

  1. :  speak

    :  to express in words :  phrase

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a dividing ridge between drainage areas

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