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Definition of "mummy" []

  • The dead body of a human or animal that has been embalmed and prepared for burial, as according to the practices of the ancient Egyptians. (noun)
  • A withered, shrunken, or well-preserved body that resembles an embalmed body. (noun)
  • Informal Mother. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mummy" in a sentence
  • "I think a mummy is absolutely hilarious!!! the mummy & skeleton show episode 1"
  • "The mystery of the mummy is also handled fairly well -- if a bit "Scooby-doo-esque" as Jym put it."
  • "Mention the word mummy, and you probably think of the shiny case of King Tut or the linen-bandaged walking dead in a George A. Romero film."