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mumchance

noun mum·chance \ˈməmˌchan(t)s, -cha(a)n-, -chain-, -chȧn-\

Definition of mumchance

  1. 1 :  an old dice game in which the caster is not permitted to choose the player with whom he contests the stake — compare hazard

  2. 2 [influenced in meaning by 1mum] dialectal, England :  a silent stupid person

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Origin and Etymology of mumchance

Low German mummenschanze throw in a dice game played by masked revelers, from Middle Low German, from mummen dice game played by masked revelers (from mummen to go masked, perhaps from Middle French momer) + (assumed) Middle Low German schanze throw of dice, from Middle French chance throw of dice, chance


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mumchance

intransitive verb mum·chance \"\

Definition of mumchance

  1. 1 :  masquerade

  2. 2 chiefly dialectal :  to be silent out of caution or stupidity

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mumchance

adjective mum·chance \"\

Definition of mumchance

chiefly dialectal

  1. :  silent

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mumchance

adverb mum·chance \"\

Definition of mumchance

chiefly British

  1. :  silently peering down mumchance at its reflection in the river — Richard Llewellyn

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Origin and Etymology of mumchance

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