Open main menu

Wiktionary β

See also: MUMPS and Mumps

Contents

EnglishEdit

 
English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

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 notesEdit

  • Usually used with a singular verb.

TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

mumps

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

NounEdit

mumps

  1. plural of mump

ReferencesEdit

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