Rummy vs Mummy - What's the difference?

rummy | mummy |

As a noun rummy

is (uncountable) a card game with many rule variants, conceptually similar to mahjong.

As an adjective rummy

is (dated) peculiar; odd.

As a proper noun mummy is

one's mother.




(wikipedia rummy)
  • (uncountable) a card game with many rule variants, conceptually similar to mahjong.
  • (countable) a rum-drinking alcoholic.
  • See also

    * rummy nose * rummy-nose tetra


  • (dated) peculiar; odd
  • a rummy thing
  • Resembling or tasting of rum.
  • a rummy flavour


    * 1920 , , p. 28 *: "You say rummy' things and you do ' rummy things. What I mean to say is, you're impulsive."





    (wikipedia mummy)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) mumie, from (etyl) momie, from .


  • * 1978 , Benjamin Walker, Encyclopedia of Metaphysical Medicine , Routledge 1978, p. 253:
  • 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).
  • * 2006 , (Philip Ball), The Devil's Doctor , Arrow 2007, p. 360:
  • Nonetheless, his book advertises many Paracelsian remedies, including laudanum, mummy , antimony and mercury.
  • * 1837 , Mathew Carey, Vindiciae Hibernicae (page 116)
  • You may beat them to a mummy , you may put them upon the rack, you may burn them on a gridiron,
  • 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, page 201,
  • 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.
  • * 2008 , Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen,, Mysteries Unwrapped: The Real Monsters , page 2,
  • Many people believed in the curse of the mummy , and soon, the curse had become an accepted part of Tut?s legend.
  • 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, page 376,
  • 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.
  • See also

    Etymology 2

    Diminutive of mum'', related to ''mom'' and ''mommy'', from ''mother .


  • (chiefly, UK, usually, childish) A child's term for mother .
  • * 1926 , , Volume 198, page 9,
  • “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?”
  • * 1927 , , Volume 155, page 188,
  • Meeting mummy after this visit was not exactly easy.
  • * 2003 , , 2010, unnumbered page,
  • “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??
  • * 2004 , Dennis Child, Psychology and the Teacher , Continuum International Publishing, page 91,
  • ‘’
  • * 2009 , , 2010, unnumbered page,
  • 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,.
    Alternative forms
    * mommy (US)
    Derived terms
    * mummy's boy * mummy porn