mum·​mi·​chog ˈmə-mi-ˌchȯg How to pronounce mummichog (audio)
: a common killifish (Fundulus heteroclitus of the family Cyprinodontidae) of eastern North America

Word History


Narragansett moamitteaúg

First Known Use

1787, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mummichog was in 1787

Dictionary Entries Near mummichog

Cite this Entry

“Mummichog.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Challenging Standardized Test Words, Vol. 2

  • a pencil broken in half on top of a test answer sheet
  • The business’s new computer system proved not to be a panacea.
Name That Thing

You know what it looks like… but what is it called?

Solve today's spelling word game by finding as many words as you can with using just 7 letters. Longer words score more points.

Can you make 12 words with 7 letters?