mum mum  /ˈməm/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) of China
  2. (n) informal terms for a mother
  3. (n) secrecy
  4. (adj) failing to speak or communicate etc when expected to

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Resistance has kept its numbers and the makeup of its alliance a secret; it has also kept mum about the specific actions that are planned for Friday's big protest.
  2. Lario, 52, a former B-movie actress, is usually invisible on the public stage, rarely seen by her husband's side and keeping mum on the political issues of the day.
  3. My mum was a Muslim but she became a Christian later.

News

  1. SpaceX Successfully Tests Prototype "Reusable Space Rocket"

    Company's mum on the details, but video seems to show it's making progress.        
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool

  2. Is Salvation Army dodging scaffolding issue?

    Mum's the word on whether the Salvation Army opted against having protective scaffolding installed over its Market Street shop.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Philly.com

  3. Belichick mum on Tebow

    Belichick mum on Tebow Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 12:09 am, Thursday, June 13, 2013 New England's coach not ready to evaluate QB based on limited practice schedule Not a lot to go on there, either, as Tebow spent much of Wednesday's session watching Tom Brady and ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Albany Times Union

Quotes

  1. Bridges, who is from a lineage of actors, said, "Thank you Mum and Dad, for turning me on to such a groovy profession."
    on Mar 8, 2010 By: Jeff Bridges Source: The Hindu

  2. "I had a lot of low points. Just when I didn't think it could get any lower it got lower. There were so many different low points. People I had to talk to and face like my wife, like my mum. I hurt them the most," Woods said.
    on Mar 22, 2010 By: Tiger Wood Source: TheImproper.com

  3. "I was almost hit by my assistant Tarin's mum. I appreciate everyone giving me my privacy," Lohan said in the email, her first comments since the arrest.
    on Jul 25, 2007 By: Lindsay Lohan Source: Stuff.co.nz

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