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mum

noun [C] uk   us   /mʌm/ UK informal (US mom)
A1 a mother: [as form of address] Happy birthday, Mum. All the mums and dads are invited to the school play at the end of the year. She loves being a mum.
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adjective uk   us   /mʌm/ informal
keep mum to say nothing about a subject: It's not official yet, so keep mum .
Translations of “mum”
in Arabic أُمّ…
in Korean 엄마…
in Malaysian panggilan utk ibu…
in Turkish anne…
in Italian mamma…
in Chinese (Traditional) 媽媽…
in Russian мама…
in Polish mama…
in Vietnamese mẹ…
in Spanish mamá…
in Portuguese mãe, mamãe…
in Thai แม่…
in Catalan mama…
in Japanese ママ(英国で母をさす言葉)…
in Indonesian mama…
in Chinese (Simplified) 妈妈…
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