mummer

noun
mum·mer | \ˈmə-mər \

Definition of mummer 

1 : a performer in a pantomime broadly : actor

2 : one who goes merrymaking in disguise during festivals

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Synonyms & Antonyms for mummer

Synonyms

actor, impersonator, player, thespian, trouper

Antonyms

nonactor

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Examples of mummer in a Sentence

a street festival featuring mummers in a pantomime those moonstruck mummers on TV soap operas who have more hair than talent

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Attendees will be led in traditional songs from England, Ireland, and the United States, and Revels will perform a mummers play. Leslie Anderson, BostonGlobe.com, "Spring gets a head start at the Boston Flower & Garden Show," 11 Mar. 2018 Troupes of mimes and acrobats, musicians and mummers were ubiquitous in early modern Europe. A. O. Scott, New York Times, "The Return of the Artistic Company," 18 Feb. 2018 Kelce, a center for the Eagles and native of Cleveland Heights, wore a mummer's outfit that glittered. Branson Wright, cleveland.com, "Jason Kelce makes wild speech at Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl parade (photos, video)," 8 Feb. 2018 Lazer first met Kenney when both were members of the Jokers Fancy Brigade mummers club. Claudia Vargas, Philly.com, "Could Mayor Kenney's labor aide oust longtime Dem party boss Bob Brady from Congress?," 11 Jan. 2018 Though the mummers performed in Bel Air throughout most of the 1990s, they were eliminated from the lineup shortly thereafter as costs began to rise, Blum said. Erika Butler, The Aegis, "Bel Air all set for day full of activities July 4," 30 June 2017

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First Known Use of mummer

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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