Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search



From Ancient Greek Μῶμος (Mômos, the god of satire, mockery, censure, writers, poets) +‎ -ist.


Phonetik.svg This entry needs pronunciation information. If you are familiar with enPR or the IPA then please add some!


momist (plural momists)

  1. (rare) A persistent critic
    • 1819, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Edward Davies, The life of Bartolomé E. Murillo
      [] if any Momist, who neuer doth any thing himselfe, but curiously behold the doings of others, carpe at these my paines, []
    • 1871, Samuel Egerton Brydges, The times' whistle
      [] the detracting speeches of barking Momists []
    • 2011, Robert J. Corber, Cold War Femme: Lesbianism, National Identity, and Hollywood Cinema (page 84)
      Bernice resembles the man-hating mothers excoriated by Strecker and Lathbury in their momist diatribe about the nation's moral decline, Their Mothers' Daughters.