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mummynoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈmʌm.i/

mummy noun [C] (MOTHER)

UK (US mommy) child's word for mother: [as form of address] I want to go home, Mummy. Could I speak to your mummy please, Phoebe?
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mummy noun [C] (BODY)

(especially in ancient Egypt) a dead body that is prevented from decaying by being treated with special substances before being wrapped in cloth
Translations of “mummy”
in Arabic ماما…
in Korean 엄마(특히 아이들이 쓰는 말)…
in Malaysian mumia…
in French momie…
in Turkish çocuk dilinde anne, mumya…
in Italian mamma…
in Chinese (Traditional) 媽媽, 母親…
in Russian мама, мумия…
in Polish mama, mamusia, mumia…
in Vietnamese xác ướp…
in Spanish momia…
in Portuguese mamãe…
in Thai มัมมี่…
in German die Mumie…
in Catalan mama…
in Japanese “mum” 「ママ」の幼児語…
in Indonesian mumi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 妈妈, 母亲…
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