mum

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mum 1

 (mŭm)
adj.
Not verbalizing; silent.
interj.
Used as a command to stop speaking.
Idiom:
mum's the word
Say nothing of the secret you know: Mum's the word on the surprise party.

[Middle English mom, mum, perhaps imitative of closing one's lips.]

mum 2

(mŭm)
intr.v. mummed, mum·ming, mums
1. To act or play in a pantomime.
2. To go merrymaking in a mask or disguise especially during a festival.

[Middle English mummen, from Old French momer, to masquerade, mum, probably imitative of the indistinct, muffled voices of mummers behind their masks.]

mum 3

 (mŭm)
n. Chiefly British
Mother.

[Short for mummy.]

mum 4

 (mŭm)
n.
A chrysanthemum.

mum 5

 (mŭm)
n.
A strong beer originally brewed in Brunswick, Germany.

[German Mumme.]

mum

(mʌm)
n
chiefly Brit an informal word for mother1
[C19: a child's word]

mum

(mʌm)
adj
keeping information to oneself; silent
n
mum's the word silence or secrecy is to be observed
[C14: suggestive of closed lips]

mum

(mʌm) or

mumm

vb, mums, mumming or mummed
(Theatre) (intr) to act in a mummer's play
[C16: verbal use of mum2]

mum

(mʌm)
n
(Brewing) obsolete Brit a type of beer made from cereals, beans, etc
[C17: from German Mumme, perhaps from the name of its original brewer]

mum1

(mʌm)

adj.
silent: to keep mum.
[1350–1400; Middle English momme]

mum2

(mʌm)

v.i. mummed, mum•ming.
to act as a mummer.
[1350–1400; Middle English mommen, v. use of mom mum1]

mum3

(mʌm)

n.
[1920–25; shortened form]

mum4

(mʌm)

n.
[1815–25; see mom]

mum5

(mʌm)

n.
a strong beer or ale.
[1630–40; < German Mumme]

mum


Past participle: mummed
Gerund: mumming

Imperative
mum
mum
Present
I mum
you mum
he/she/it mums
we mum
you mum
they mum
Preterite
I mummed
you mummed
he/she/it mummed
we mummed
you mummed
they mummed
Present Continuous
I am mumming
you are mumming
he/she/it is mumming
we are mumming
you are mumming
they are mumming
Present Perfect
I have mummed
you have mummed
he/she/it has mummed
we have mummed
you have mummed
they have mummed
Past Continuous
I was mumming
you were mumming
he/she/it was mumming
we were mumming
you were mumming
they were mumming
Past Perfect
I had mummed
you had mummed
he/she/it had mummed
we had mummed
you had mummed
they had mummed
Future
I will mum
you will mum
he/she/it will mum
we will mum
you will mum
they will mum
Future Perfect
I will have mummed
you will have mummed
he/she/it will have mummed
we will have mummed
you will have mummed
they will have mummed
Future Continuous
I will be mumming
you will be mumming
he/she/it will be mumming
we will be mumming
you will be mumming
they will be mumming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been mumming
you have been mumming
he/she/it has been mumming
we have been mumming
you have been mumming
they have been mumming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been mumming
you will have been mumming
he/she/it will have been mumming
we will have been mumming
you will have been mumming
they will have been mumming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been mumming
you had been mumming
he/she/it had been mumming
we had been mumming
you had been mumming
they had been mumming
Conditional
I would mum
you would mum
he/she/it would mum
we would mum
you would mum
they would mum
Past Conditional
I would have mummed
you would have mummed
he/she/it would have mummed
we would have mummed
you would have mummed
they would have mummed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mum - of Chinamum - of China        
chrysanthemum - any of numerous perennial Old World herbs having showy brightly colored flower heads of the genera Chrysanthemum, Argyranthemum, Dendranthema, Tanacetum; widely cultivated
2.mum - informal terms for a mothermum - informal terms for a mother    
female parent, mother - a woman who has given birth to a child (also used as a term of address to your mother); "the mother of three children"
3.mum - secrecy; "mum's the word"
secrecy, secretiveness, silence - the trait of keeping things secret
Adj.1.mum - failing to speak or communicate etc when expected to; "the witness remained silent"
incommunicative, uncommunicative - not inclined to talk or give information or express opinions

mum

adjective silent, quiet, dumb, mute, secretive, uncommunicative, unforthcoming, tight-lipped, closemouthed I'd be in trouble if I let on. So I kept mum.

mum

adjective
Temporarily unable or unwilling to speak, as from shock or fear:
Translations
mámamamimaminka
mor
äiti
mama
mamma
ママ
엄마
mamytė
māmiņamammīte
mami
mami
mamma
แม่
mẹ

mum

1 [mʌm] N (Brit) (= mother) → mamá f, mamaíta f, mamacita f (LAm)
I'll ask Mumle preguntaré a mamá
my mummi mamá

mum

2 [mʌm] ADJ to keep mum (about sth)guardar silencio (sobre algo)
everybody is keeping mum about itnadie suelta prenda sobre el asunto
mum's the word!¡punto en boca!, ¡ni una palabra a nadie!

mum

[ˈmʌm]
n (British)
(= mother) → maman f
my mum → ma mère
her mum → sa mère
(used as name)maman f
Mum! → Maman!
I'll ask Mum → Je vais demander à maman.
adj
to keep mum → ne pas souffler mot
Mum's the word! → Motus et bouche cousue!

mum

1
n, adj (inf) mum ’s the word!nichts verraten! (inf); to keep or stay mumden Mund halten (→ about über +acc) (inf)

mum

2
n (Brit inf) (= mother)Mutter f; (as address) → Mutti f (inf)

mum

3
n (US inf: = chrysanthemum) → Chrysantheme f

mum

1 [mʌm] n (Brit) (fam) (mother) → mamma

mum

2 [mʌm] adj to keep mum (about sth)non fare parola (di qc), non aprire bocca (su qc)
mum's the word! → acqua in bocca!

mum, mummy1,

mummy1

(plural ˈmummies) (ˈmam(i)) noun
a child's name for his or her mother. Goodbye, Mum(my)!; Where's your mum(my), John?

mum

مَامَا máma mor Mutti μαμά mamá äiti maman mama mamma ママ 엄마 mam mamma mama mamã, mamãe мама mamma แม่ anne mẹ 妈妈