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Meaning of mum

mum

Pronunciation: (mum), [key]
— adj.
  1. silent; not saying a word: to keep mum.
—interj.
  1. say nothing! be silent!
  2. do not reveal what you know (about something); keep silent: Mum's the word, or the surprise party won't be a surprise.

mum

Pronunciation: (mum), [key]
— mummed, mum•ming.
  1. to say “mum”; call for silence.
  2. to act as a mummer.

mum

Pronunciation: (mum), [key]
— n.
  1. chrysanthemum.

mum

Pronunciation: (mum), [key]
— n. Chiefly Brit.
  1. mother.

mum

Pronunciation: (mum), [key]
— n.
  1. a strong beer or ale, first made in Brunswick, Germany.

mum

Pronunciation: (mum), [key]
— n. Chiefly Brit.
  1. madam.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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