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Meaning & Definition of Mum in English

English

Mum

/məm/

noun

1. Of china

    synonym:
  • florist's chrysanthemum
  • ,
  • florists' chrysanthemum
  • ,
  • mum
  • ,
  • Dendranthema grandifloruom
  • ,
  • Chrysanthemum morifolium

2. Informal terms for a mother

    synonym:
  • ma
  • ,
  • mama
  • ,
  • mamma
  • ,
  • mom
  • ,
  • momma
  • ,
  • mommy
  • ,
  • mammy
  • ,
  • mum
  • ,
  • mummy

3. Secrecy

  • "Mum's the word"
    synonym:
  • mum

adjective

1. Failing to speak or communicate etc when expected to

  • "The witness remained silent"
    synonym:
  • mum
  • ,
  • silent

Examples of using

She told me her mum bought it for her.
I love my mum.
When you speak Shanghainese with your mum, I only understand a few words, so I can't join in the conversation.