Hummum

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hummum A sweating bath or place for sweating.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hummum See hammam.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Hummum the same as Hammam (q.v.).
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Per. or Ar. hammān,

Usage

In literature:

Got up at nine, and went down to the Hummums for a bath.
"Vanity Fair" by William Makepeace Thackeray
I had been staying at a little hotel in Covent Garden called the Hummums!
"Edison, His Life and Inventions" by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
I have my home with my friends here (Mrs. Hoare's), and exchange it with reluctance for the Hummums occasionally.
"Crabbe, (George)" by Alfred Ainger
The Duke dressed, and to the Hummums he then took his way.
"The Young Duke" by Benjamin Disraeli
The kitchen also and the hummum are always on the ground floor.
"In the Tail of the Peacock" by Isabel Savory
The ghost of Parson Ford, in which Johnson believed, awaits us at the doorway of the Hummums.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
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