From (etyl) mumie, from (etyl) momie, from .
* 1978 , Benjamin Walker, Encyclopedia of Metaphysical Medicine , Routledge 1978, p. 253:
* 2006 , (Philip Ball), The Devil's Doctor , Arrow 2007, p. 360:
- Yet another scatological medicament was obtained from mummy , the material derived from a dried or embalmed human corpse, the most valuable being that imported from Mizraim (ancient Egypt).
- Nonetheless, his book advertises many Paracelsian remedies, including laudanum, mummy , antimony and mercury.
* 1837 , Mathew Carey, Vindiciae Hibernicae (page 116)
An embalmed corpse wrapped in linen bandages for burial, especially as practised by the ancient Egyptians.
* 1832 , Royal Society (Great Britain), Abstracts of The Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, From 1800 to 1830 inclusive , Volume 1: 1800-1814,
- You may beat them to a mummy , you may put them upon the rack, you may burn them on a gridiron,
* 2008 , Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen,, Mysteries Unwrapped: The Real Monsters ,
- Mr. Pearson proceeds to give a particular description of the very perfect mummy of an Ibis, which forms the chief subject of the present paper.
Any naturally preserved human or animal body.
(obsolete, horticulture) A sort of wax used in grafting.
Specifically, a reanimated embalmed human corpse, as a typical character in horror films.
* 2007 , S. T. Joshi, Icons of Horror and the Supernatural: An Encyclopedia of Our Worst Nightmares , Volume 1,
- Many people believed in the curse of the mummy , and soon, the curse had become an accepted part of Tut?s legend.
- For many, mummies' fascinate more than repel. Our horrific connotations lie not so much with the '''mummy''' itself, but in associated fears. The ' mummy serves, of course, as a general reminder of our own mortality and our fear of death, but this alone is not enough to make it a monster.
(dated) To mummify.
Diminutive of mum'', related to ''mom'' and ''mommy'', from ''mother .
(chiefly, UK, usually, childish) A child's term for mother .
* 1926 , , Volume 198,
* 1927 , , Volume 155,
- “Oh, mummy', would you like the loveliest daughter-in-law in the world? Oh, '''mummy''', I must marry Flora Dewsley. But I know I am not nearly good enough, ' mummy . She knows nothing of the world and its wickedness, and I — Well, mummy, at school, a fellow learns everything. And no man is perfect, is he, mummy?”
* 2003 , , 2010,
- Meeting mummy after this visit was not exactly easy.
* 2004 , Dennis Child, Psychology and the Teacher , Continuum International Publishing,
- “What?s your problem, you little shit? Proud of yourself, for ruining Mummy'?s life?” I was careful to use the insipid falsetto the experts commend. “You?ve got Daddy snowed, but ' Mummy ?s got your number. You're a little shit, aren?t you??
* 2009 , , 2010,
- Darla stared at her father and said, Mummy', '''Mummy''', ' Mummy !
- Marjorie wheezed and said, Father. You. Are. Filthy !
- Joe said Daddy?s muddy! Daddy?s muddy!
- Darla stared at the darkened doorway where Howard stood, saying, Mummy', '''Mummy''', ' Mummy , each time a little louder, each time a bit more shrilly,.
* mommy (US)
* mummy's boy
* mummy porn
(archaic) A corpse or dead body.
, author=Poul Anderson
, title=Time Patrolman
, passage=She saw him again that eventide, but then he was a reddened lich .
(fantasy, roleplay) A reanimated corpse or undead being.
*1974 , (Karl Edward Wagner), ‘Sticks’:
*:It was a lich ’s face – desiccated flesh tight over its skull.