- 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.
Origin of mummeryFrench mommerie, from Old French momer, to wear a mask, pantomime.
From Old French momerie, mommerie.