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Meaning of MUM

Pronunciation:  mum

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  secrecy; "mum's the word"
  2. [n]  informal terms for a mother
  3. [n]  of China
  4. [adj]  failing to speak or communicate etc when expected to; "the witness remained silent"

MUM is a 3 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: Chrysanthemum morifolium, Dendranthema grandifloruom, florist's chrysanthemum, florists' chrysanthemum, incommunicative, ma, mama, mamma, mammy, mater, mom, momma, mommy, mummy, silent, uncommunicative
 See Also: chrysanthemum, female parent, mother, secrecy, secretiveness, silence



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mum\, a. [Of imitative origin. Cf. {Mumble}.]
    Silent; not speaking. --Thackeray.
          The citizens are mum, and speak not a word. --Shak.
  2. \Mum\, interj.
    Be silent! Hush!
          Mum, then, and no more.                  --Shak.
  3. \Mum\, n.
    Silence. [R.] --Hudibras.
  4. \Mum\, n. [G. mummere, fr. Christian Mumme, who first brewed
    it in 1492.]
    A sort of strong beer, originally made in Brunswick, Germany.
          The clamorous crowd is hushed with mugs of mum. --Pope.
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