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mumps pl (plural only)
- (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.
- (dated) A gloomy or sullen silence.
- Usually used with a singular verb.
- Third-person singular simple present indicative form of mump
- plural of
“mumps” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2019.