1An actor in a traditional masked mime or a mummers' play.
- Originally they were mummers, performing traditional plays, and they then became known as waits, who would tour the town every evening before Christmas.
- Since the Living History Society rekindled the mummers tradition some five years ago the youngsters involved have gone from strength to strength as well as raise funds for various charities.
- While the traditional roles are not always filled by the same mummers, they have their favourites.
1.1 archaic or derogatory An actor in the theatre.
Words that rhyme with mummerbummer, comer, drummer, hummer, midsummer, plumber, rummer, strummer, summa, summer
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