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Syllabification: mum·my
Pronunciation: /ˈməmē
 
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noun (plural mummies)

(Especially in ancient Egypt) a body of a human being or animal that has been ceremonially preserved by removal of the internal organs, treatment with natron and resin, and wrapping in bandages.
Example sentences
  • The Tutankhamun CT scan project was only the first step in a five-year endeavor to scan and preserve the ancient mummies of Egypt, many of which are crumbling.
  • Such jars were used in ancient Egyptian burials to store the internal organs of mummies but the jar is the only example in the Harrogate collection to contain a residue.
  • From ancient Egyptian mummies to Iron Age bog bodies found in northern Europe, human remains reveal much about past cultures.

Origin

late Middle English (denoting a substance taken from embalmed bodies and used in medicines): from French momie, from medieval Latin mumia and Arabic mūmiyā 'embalmed body', perhaps from Persian mūm 'wax'.

Words that rhyme with mummy

Brummie, chummy, crumby, crummy, dummy, gummy, lumme, plummy, rummy, scrummy, scummy, slummy, tummy, yummy

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Syllabification: mum·my
Pronunciation: /ˈməmē
 
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noun (plural mummies)

British term for mommy.
Example sentences
  • We asked them to draw a picture of their mummy for a Mother's Day card.
  • ‘I loved being a mummy but that has been taken away from me,’ she said.
  • May your mummy still love you when you dye your hair green.

Origin

late 18th century: perhaps an alteration of earlier mammy.

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