- Dialectal to mumble; mutter
Origin of mumpDu mompen, to cheat, prob. akin to mompelenSlang
- to beg
- to cheat
Origin of mumpechoic, or ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Dutch mompelen, variant, variety of mommelen, to mumble
(third-person singular simple present mumps, present participle mumping, simple past and past participle mumped)
- (intransitive) To mumble, speak unclearly.
- To move the lips with the mouth closed; to mumble, as in sulkiness.
- (intransitive) To beg, especially if using a repeated phrase.
- To deprive of (something) by cheating; to impose upon.
- To cheat; to deceive; to play the beggar.
- To be sullen or sulky.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.