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"mum" in British English

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mumnoun [C]

uk   us   /mʌm/
A1 UK informal (US mom) a ​mother: I'll ​ask my mum if I can go. [as form of address] Happy ​birthday, Mum . All the mums and ​dads are ​invited to the ​schoolplay at the end of the ​year. She ​loves being a mum.

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mumadjective

uk   us   /mʌm/ informal
(Definition of mum from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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mumadjective [not gradable]

 us   /mʌm/
silent in ​order not to ​tell anyone what you ​know: The ​governor is ​keeping mum about his ​plans.

mumnoun [C]

 us   /mʌm/
  • mum noun [C] (FLOWER)

short form ofchrysanthemum
(Definition of mum from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “mum”
in Korean 엄마…
in Arabic أُمّ…
in Malaysian panggilan utk ibu…
in Russian мама…
in Chinese (Traditional) 媽媽…
in Italian mamma…
in Turkish anne…
in Polish mama…
in Spanish mamá…
in Vietnamese mẹ…
in Portuguese mãe, mamãe…
in Thai แม่…
in Catalan mama…
in Japanese ママ(英国で母をさす言葉)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 妈妈…
in Indonesian mama…
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