mum etymology

English word mum comes from Middle English (1100-1500) mum

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Detailed word origin of mum

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
mum Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
mum English (eng) (colloquial) secret.. (colloquial) silent. (obsolete) silence To act in a pantomime or dumb show Stop speaking!, stop talking!, hush!.