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Mome

(French), says Cotgrave, is a Momus, find-fault, carping fellow. So called from Momus, the god of raillery.

Or cessent donques les momes,
De mordre les escrits miens.

J. du Bellay: A. P. de Ronsard.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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