What does MUM mean?

Definitions for MUMmʌm

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word MUM.

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"


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    A sort of strong beer, originally made in Brunswick, Germany.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    a sort of strong beer, originally made in Brunswick, Germany

  5. Origin: [Of imitative origin. Cf. Mumble.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mum

    mum, adj. silent.—n. silence.—interj. be silent!—interj. Mum′-bud′get, an exclamation enjoining silence.—n. Mum′chance, a silent game with cards or dice: a fool.—adj. silent. [Cf. L. and Gr. mu, the least possible sound made with the lips: imit.]

  2. Mum

    mum, n. a peculiar kind of beer made of wheat-malt, to which some brewers add oat and bean meal. [Ger. mumme, from a personal name.]

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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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of MUM in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of MUM in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Harrison Williams:

    Mum thinks I'm an idiot, Dad's not too proud either.

  2. Tony Bennett:

    Your mum was a good friend of mine, I did many benefits with her.

  3. Debby Chalk:

    I welled up and couldn’t believe it, makes me so proud to be her mum.

  4. William Cowper:

    I pity them greatly, but I must be mum, for how could we do without sugar and rum?

  5. Alfred Hitchcock:

    She had an incredible career — but first and foremost she was my mum, and that's who I will miss.

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