Mum meaning

mŭm
Not verbalizing; silent.
adjective
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Mother.
noun
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A strong beer originally brewed in Brunswick, Germany.
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To go merrymaking in a mask or disguise especially during a festival.
verb
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A chrysanthemum.
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A strong beer.
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To wear a mask or costume in fun; specif., to act as a mummer at Christmastime.
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A chrysanthemum.
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Mother.
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Silent; not speaking.
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One's mother.

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

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The definition of a mum is a strong beer, a shorter way of referencing the flower chrysanthemum or a British term for mother.

An example of a mum is a beer originally brewed in Brunswick, Germany.

An example of a mum is a flower brewed for tea in Asia.

An example of a mum is how a British teenager would refer to his mom.

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Mum is defined as a way to request that someone stop talking.

An example of mum is what a librarian would tell someone talking on their cell phone in a library: "Mum. No talking please."

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Mum is defined as to act as a mime or wear a mask to a festival.

An example of mum is to act without talking such as the performances which made Marcel Marceau famous.

An example of mum is wearing a disquise over your face for a costume party.

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Mum means not talking.

An example of mum is a person sitting quietly in the corner; a mum person.

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Used as a command to stop speaking.
interjection
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To act or play in a pantomime.
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mum's the word
  • Say nothing of the secret you know:.
    Mum's the word on the surprise party.
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mum's the word
  • Say nothing.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of mum

  • Middle English mummen from Old French momer to wear a mask

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English perhaps imitative of closing one's lips

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Short for mummy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • German Mumme

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition