mumps

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See also: MUMPS and Mumps

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Circa 1600, from mump (grimace, noun), compare mump (verb), most likely referring to the painful difficulty in swallowing.

Noun[edit]

mumps pl (plural only)

  1. (pathology) A contagious disease caused by the Mumps virus of the genus Rubulavirus, mostly occurring in childhood, which causes swelling of glands in the face and neck.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Usually used with a singular verb.

Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

mumps

  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of mump

Noun[edit]

mumps

  1. plural of mump

References[edit]

mumps” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2018.