verb (used without object), mummed, mum·ming.
Words nearby mum
Origin of mum2
Examples from the Web for mumming
Your company is like to be increased, sir; some neighbours, that heard your fiddles, are come a mumming to you.Dryden's Works Vol. 3 (of 18)|John Dryden
One is apt to find his deepest philosophy tucked away in some corner of a discourse on cheese or mumming or penny dreadfuls.Six Major Prophets|Edwin Emery Slosson
This is the soul of Mumming; the ostentatious secrecy of men in disguise.
She had to begin somewhere, and to play at the New Theatre was not like playing in an inn yard or mumming booth.Madame Flirt|Charles E. Pearce
But the main excellence of the Mumming Play lies still, I think, in its uproarious secrecy.