Word of the Day
1 An actor in a traditional masked mime or a mummers’ play.
1.1 archaic, derogatory An actor in the theatre.
Late Middle English from Old French momeur, from momer ‘act in a mime’; perhaps of Germanic origin.
Mime, My, My
Hank Hornsby was a new mummer
His first time on stage was this summer.
And he turned out to be a real hummer
Because he couldn’t have been more silent.