mumpsimus

(redirected from mumpsimuses)
Also found in: Thesaurus.

mumpsimus

(ˈmʌmpsɪməs)
n
a traditional notion that is obstinately retained despite being unreasonablea person who adheres to such a notion
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mumpsimus - a traditional notion that is obstinately held although it is unreasonable; "he still holds to the old mumpsimus that a woman's place is in the kitchen"
notion - a general inclusive concept