mummer

noun
mum·​mer | \ ˈmə-mər How to pronounce mummer (audio) \

Definition of mummer

1 : a performer in a pantomime broadly : actor
2 : one who goes merrymaking in disguise during festivals

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
Recent Examples on the Web For Martin, any rivalry between the shows is a mummer’s farce (that is, foolish). James Hibberd, The Hollywood Reporter, 20 July 2022 Kraken and dark flame, lion and griffin, the sun's son and the mummer's dragon. Abby Gardner, Glamour, 13 May 2019 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, 11 Mar. 2018 Troupes of mimes and acrobats, musicians and mummers were ubiquitous in early modern Europe. A. O. Scott, New York Times, 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, 8 Feb. 2018 Kraken and dark flame, lion and griffin, the sun's son and the mummer's dragon. Abby Gardner, Glamour, 13 May 2019 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, 11 Mar. 2018 Troupes of mimes and acrobats, musicians and mummers were ubiquitous in early modern Europe. A. O. Scott, New York Times, 18 Feb. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of mummer

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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2 Aug 2022

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“Mummer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mummer. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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