Meaning of “mummy” in the English Dictionary

"mummy" in British English

See all translations

mummynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈmʌm.i/ us /ˈmʌm.i/

mummy noun [ C ] (MOTHER)

UK US mommy child's word for mother:

Could I speak to your mummy please, Phoebe?

More examples

  • Give the letter to your mummy.
  • I want my mummy!
  • Just wait till I tell your mummy!
  • All the mummies and daddies will be there.

(Definition of “mummy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"mummy" in American English

See all translations

mummynoun [ C ]

us /ˈmʌm·i/

(esp. in ancient Egypt) a dead body that has been preserved from decay, esp. by being treated with special substances before being wrapped in cloth

(Definition of “mummy” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)