mummery

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noun mum·mery \ˈmə-mə-rē\

Definition of mummery

plural

mummeries

  1. 1 :  a performance by mummers

  2. 2 :  a ridiculous, hypocritical, or pretentious ceremony or performance

Origin and Etymology of mummery

Middle French momerie, from momer


First Known Use: circa 1530

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