mummer definition

  • noun:
    • A masked or costumed merrymaker, especially at a festival.
    • one that functions or plays in a pantomime.
    • An actor.
    • somebody who dons a disguising costume, in terms of a parade or a festival.
    • An actor in a pantomime; a person who communicates totally through motion and facial appearance.
    • person who mumms, or tends to make diversion in disguise; a masker; a buffon.
    • one that mums, or masks himself and tends to make diversion in disguise; a masker; a masked buffoon; especially, in England, certainly one of a company of individuals who get from house to house at xmas performing a kind of play, the subject being typically St. George and Dragon, with sundry whimsical adjuncts.
    • an actor who communicates entirely by motion and facial appearance

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