mumchance

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

Definition of mumchance 

(Entry 1 of 4)

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

mumchance

intransitive verb
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Definition of mumchance (Entry 2 of 4)

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

mumchance

adjective
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Definition of mumchance (Entry 3 of 4)

chiefly dialectal

: silent

mumchance

adverb
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Definition of mumchance (Entry 4 of 4)

chiefly British

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

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History and Etymology for mumchance

Noun

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

Adverb

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