Definitions for MUMmʌm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. silent:

    to keep mum.

Origin of mum:

1350–1400; ME momme

mummʌm(v.i.)mummed, mum•ming.

  1. to act as a mummer.

Origin of mum:

1350–1400; ME mommen, v. use of mom mum1


  1. Category: Plants

    Ref: chrysanthemum .

Origin of mum:

1920–25; shortened form


  1. Chiefly Brit.

    Category: British

    Ref: mother1 (defs. 1, 2). 1 1 1 2

Origin of mum:

1815–25; see mom


  1. a strong beer or ale.

    Category: Viniculture/Winemaking

Origin of mum:

1630–40; < G Mumme

Princeton's WordNet

  1. florist's chrysanthemum, florists' chrysanthemum, mum, Dendranthema grandifloruom, Chrysanthemum morifolium(noun)

    of China

  2. ma, mama, mamma, mom, momma, mommy, mammy, mum, mummy(noun)

    informal terms for a mother

  3. mum(adj)


    "mum's the word"

  4. mum, silent(adj)

    failing to speak or communicate etc when expected to

    "the witness remained silent"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. mum(noun)ʌm



  1. mum(Noun)

    A chrysanthemum.

  2. mum(Verb)

    to act in a pantomime or dumb show

  3. mum(Noun)

    A sort of strong beer, originally made in Brunswick, Germany.

  4. mum(Adjective)


  5. mum(Adjective)


  6. mum(Interjection)

    stop speaking!

  7. Mum(ProperNoun)

    One's mother

    I wish Mum and Dad didn't argue so much.

  8. Origin: Alternative form of mam, or an abbreviation of mummy#Etymology 2. Compare mom, mama.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mum(adj)

    silent; not speaking

  2. Mum

    be silent! Hush!

  3. Mum(noun)


  4. Mum(noun)

    a sort of strong beer, originally made in Brunswick, Germany


  1. Múm

    múm are an experimental Icelandic musical group whose music is characterized by soft vocals, electronic glitch beats and effects, and a variety of traditional and unconventional instruments.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'MUM' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2276

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'MUM' in Written Corpus Frequency: #266

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'MUM' in Nouns Frequency: #517

Anagrams of MUM

  1. umm

  2. MMU

Translations for MUM

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a moulded piece of wax with a wick in the centre, for giving light

We had to use candles when the electric lights went out.

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