- performance by mummers
- any display or ceremony regarded as pretentious or hypocritical
Origin of mummeryMiddle French mommerie from Old French momer: see mum
- A performance by mummers.
- a. Pretentious or hypocritical show or ceremony.b. An act or instance of this.
Origin of mummeryFrench mommerie from Old French momer to wear a mask, pantomime
From Old French momerie, mommerie.