mum 2 (mŭm)
intr.v. mummed, mum·ming, mums
1. To act or play in a pantomime.
2. To go merrymaking in a mask or disguise especially during a festival.
[Middle English mummen, from Old French momer, to masquerade, mum, probably imitative of the indistinct, muffled voices of mummers behind their masks.]
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