mummer

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English[edit]

Mummer in a parade

Etymology[edit]

From Old French momeur, from momer: "to wear a mask."

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Noun[edit]

mummer (plural mummers)

  1. A person who dons a disguising costume, as for a parade or a festival.
  2. An actor in a pantomime; one who communicates entirely through gesture and facial expression.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (actor in a pantomime): mime

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