Definition of Momus in English:


Pronunciation /ˈməʊməs/


literary, rare
  • (A) The Greek god of censure and ridicule, who was banished from Olympus for his criticisms of the gods; (also) a representation of the god. (b) A person who habitually grumbles or finds fault, a carping critic.


Mid 16th century; earliest use found in John Hall (1529–1568/9), surgeon and author. From Momus (ancient Greek Μῶμος; personification of μῶμος ridicule), the name of the Greek god of censure and ridicule.