Meaning of MUMMY in English

I. ˈmə-mē noun

( plural mummies )

Etymology: Middle English mummie powdered parts of a mummified body used as a drug, from Anglo-French mumie, from Medieval Latin mumia mummy, powdered mummy, from Arabic mūmiya bitumen, mummy, from Persian mūm wax

Date: 1615


a. : a body embalmed or treated for burial with preservatives in the manner of the ancient Egyptians

b. : a body unusually well preserved

2. : one resembling a mummy


chiefly British variant of mommy

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