Main definitions of mumping in English

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mumping1

Pronunciation /ˈmʌmpɪŋ/

noun

Scottish
  • The action of mump ; grimacing; grumbling; hinting by means of facial expression; an instance of this.

    Frequently proverbially in collocation with meaning.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Randle Cotgrave (fl. 1587–?1630), lexicographer. From mump + -ing.

Main definitions of mumping in English

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mumping2

Pronunciation /ˈmʌmpɪŋ/

noun

  • The action of mump ; begging. Later also: the acceptance of small bribes.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in Samuel Wesley (bap. 1662, d. 1735), Church of England clergyman and poet. From mump + -ing.

Main definitions of mumping in English

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mumping3

Pronunciation /ˈmʌmpɪŋ/

adjective

Scottish
  • That grimaces or assumes a demure, sanctimonious, or melancholy expression; querulous, complaining.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Nashe (d. c1601), writer. From mump + -ing.

Pronunciation

mumping

/ˈmʌmpɪŋ/

Main definitions of mumping in English

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mumping4

Pronunciation /ˈmʌmpɪŋ/

adjective

dialect British
  • That begs; given to begging.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in Edward Ward (1667–1731), satirist. From mump + -ing.

Pronunciation

mumping

/ˈmʌmpɪŋ/