Meaning of “mumps” in the English Dictionary

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"mumps" in British English

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mumpsnoun [ U ]

uk /mʌmps/ us /mʌmps/

also the mumps an infectious disease that causes painful swelling in the neck and slight fever:

Children are vaccinated against measles and mumps.
Their youngest was off school with the mumps.

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

"mumps" in American English

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mumpsnoun [ U ]

us /mʌmps/

an infectious disease that causes painful swellings in the neck and throat and a fever

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