I. adjective Etymology: Middle English mom, momme, probably imitative of a sound made with closed lips Date: 14th century silent <
keep mum
II. intransitive verb (mummed; mumming) Etymology: Middle English mommen, to mumble, perform (a mummer's play), probably in part from mom, in part from Middle French momer to go masked Date: 1530 1. to perform in a pantomime 2. to go about merrymaking in disguise during festivals III. noun Etymology: German Mumme Date: 1640 a strong ale or beer IV. chiefly British variant of mom V. noun Date: 1917 chrysanthemum

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  • Mum — Mum, a. [Of imitative origin. Cf. {Mumble}.] Silent; not speaking; as, to keep mum. Thackeray. [1913 Webster] The citizens are mum, and speak not a word. Shak. [1913 Webster] {mum s the word} keep this a secret; don t tell anybody. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mum — Ⅰ. mum [1] ► NOUN Brit. informal ▪ one s mother. Ⅱ. mum [2] ► ADJECTIVE (keep mum) informal ▪ remain silent so as not to reveal a secret. ● mum s …   English terms dictionary

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