• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Mump To be sullen or sulky.
    • Mump To cheat; to deceive; to play the beggar. "And then when mumping with a sore leg, . . . canting and whining."
    • Mump To deprive of (something) by cheating; to impose upon.
    • Mump To move the lips with the mouth closed; to mumble, as in sulkiness. "He mumps , and lovers, and hangs the lip."
    • Mump To talk imperfectly, brokenly, or feebly; to chatter unintelligibly.
    • Mump To utter imperfectly, brokenly, or feebly. "Old men who mump their passion."
    • Mump To work over with the mouth; to mumble; as, to mump food.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Dr. Maurice R. Hilleman is considered to be the godfather of the modern vaccine era. Having created nearly three dozen vaccines - more than any other scientist, Hilleman is also credited with saving more lives than any other scientist. Probably best known for his preventive vaccine for mumps, Hilleman has also developed vaccines for measles, rubella, chicken pox, bacterial meningitis, flu and hepatitis B.
    • mump To mumble or mutter, as in sulkiness.
    • mump To nibble; chew; munch, or move the jaw-as if munching.
    • mump To chatter; make mouths; grin like an ape.
    • mump To implore alms in a low muttering tone; play the beggar; hence, to deceive; practise imposture.
    • mump To utter with a low, indistinct voice; chatter unintelligibly.
    • mump To munch; chew: as, to mump food.
    • mump To overreach.
    • n mump A protuberance; a lump.
    • n mump Any great knotty piece of wood; a root.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t., v.i Mump mump to mumble, mutter, or move the lips with the mouth almost closed: to nibble: to cheat: to play the beggar
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Akin to mumble,; cf. D. mompen, to cheat; perh. orig., to whine like a beggar, D. mompelen, to mumble. See Mumble Mum, and cf. Mumps
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Form of mum.


In literature:

Mumps in the Christmas holidays!
"A College Girl" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
The kids got to have more clothes, there's measles in the town and mumps in the next village.
"The Easiest Way" by Eugene Walter and Arthur Hornblow
I'm not sure that mumps wouldn't be the worse of the two.
"The Heart of Una Sackville" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
We sometimes see distressing complications with mumps.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.)" by Grant Hague
In the mumps, when the swellings about the throat subsides, the testicles are liable to swell.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
Mumps begins with pain and swelling below the ear on one side.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume I (of VI)" by Various
Had the mumps; thirty days furlough.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
And how the bridesmaids all had mumps, more or less.
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
Fred said that mumps were very painful.
"Godfrey Marten, Undergraduate" by Charles Turley
It cheered him in the measles, it comforted him in the mumps.
"A Boy I Knew and Four Dogs" by Laurence Hutton
Wasn't it absurd for a grown man like Fred Jennings to go have the mumps?
"The Gorgeous Girl" by Nalbro Bartley
The woman who generally sees to it had mumps, and I substituted.
"The Dominant Strain" by Anna Chapin Ray
You act as if I were sending you to some place where you might catch the scarlet fever or the mumps.
"Daisy Brooks" by Laura Jean Libbey
The mumps, and the measles, and the whooping-cough, and the scarlet fever started in their race for man.
"The Ghosts" by Robert G. Ingersoll
I talked to some of his friends who suggested he was a mean one even before he had mumps.
"The Last Straw" by William J. Smith
Tell the mumping villain that if he comes near my fire I'll serve him out as I will you.
"Lavengro The Scholar, The Gypsy, The Priest" by George Borrow
It is better service to enjoy a novel than to mump.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
An' like measles, mumps an' small-pox, it's bettah to happen when he's young.
"The Song of the Wolf" by Frank Mayer
They don't set up with people that's got the mumps.
"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain
Bill was laid up with mumps, or the danger would have been lessened.
"Jap Herron" by Emily Grant Hutchings

In poetry:

He's a fooil 'at sits an mumps
'Coss some troubles hem him raand!
Man mud allus be i'th dumps,
If he sulk'd 'coss fortun fraand;
Th' time 'll come for th' sky to clear:--
Let's ha faith, an persevere.
"Persevere" by John Hartley

In news:

The first case of mumps in 10 years was reported today by the Onondaga County Health Department.
Mumps is an acute viral infection of the salivary (SAL-uh-ver-ee) glands, located in front of the ears, which has almost been eliminated by vaccinations.
Children 12- to15-months old may be given a mumps vaccine, which is usually part of the 'M-M-R' combination, a vaccine for measles, mumps , and rubella (roo-BELL-uh).
Summer could slow down the mumps .
I had mumps when I was 10 and now I have prostate trouble.
Does having mumps in childhood make you more susceptible to prostate enlargement in later life.
1 of potential loss of confidence in measles, mumps , and rubella (MMR) vaccine has been raised by a recent paper.
But the Ohio band's 2012 full-length, Mumps , Etc.
Topical measles-mumps-rubella vaccine in the treatment of recurrent respiratory papillomatosis : Results of a preliminary randomized, controlled trial.
IT costs only $30 to immunize an infant against preventable diseases like measles and mumps, according to the Vaccine Fund, a worldwide organization that raises money for universal immunization.
Topical measles-mumps-rubella vaccine in the treatment of recurrent respiratory papillomatosis: Results of a preliminary randomized , controlled trial.
CDC Chief Responds to Mumps Reappearance in Eight Midwest States.
Topical measles-mumps- rubella vaccine in the treatment of recurrent respiratory papillomatosis: Results of a preliminary randomized, controlled trial.
Topical measles-mumps-rubella vaccine in the treatment of recurrent respiratory papillomatosis: Results of a preliminary randomized, controlled trial.
Among vaccines delayed until a child grows older, the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine topped the list.