Associations to the word «Mummy»


MUMMY, noun. (uncountable) (medicine) (now historical) A substance used in medicine, prepared from mummified flesh. [from 14th c.]
MUMMY, noun. (now rare) A pulp. [from 17th c.]
MUMMY, noun. An embalmed corpse wrapped in linen bandages for burial, especially as practised by the ancient Egyptians. [from 17th c.]
MUMMY, noun. Any naturally preserved human or animal body. [from 18th c.]
MUMMY, noun. (obsolete) (horticulture) A sort of wax used in grafting. [18th c.]
MUMMY, noun. (now rare) A brown pigment obtained from bitumen, also called mummy brown. [from 19th c.]
MUMMY, noun. Specifically, a reanimated embalmed human corpse, as a typical character in horror films. [from 20th c.]
MUMMY, verb. (dated) (transitive) To mummify.
MUMMY, noun. (chiefly UK) (usually childish) A child's term for mother.
MUMMY, proper noun. One's mother
MUMMY BROWN, noun. A brown colour, nearly intermediate between burnt umber and raw umber. A pigment of this colour was prepared from bitumen, etc., obtained from Egyptian tombs.
MUMMY PORN, noun. (UK) Alternative form of mommy porn
MUMMY TRACK, noun. (informal) The path chosen by a female employee who elects to leave full-time work in order to have a baby.
MUMMY WHEAT, noun. Wheat found in the ancient mummy cases of Egypt. It was once believed that it could still germinate in modern times.

Dictionary definition

MUMMY, noun. Informal terms for a mother.
MUMMY, noun. A body embalmed and dried and wrapped for burial (as in ancient Egypt).

Wise words

He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good.