mum


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mum \Mum\, a. [Of imitative origin. Cf. Mumble.]
   Silent; not speaking; as, to keep mum. --Thackeray.
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         The citizens are mum, and speak not a word. --Shak.
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   mum's the word keep this a secret; don't tell anybody.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mum \Mum\, interj.
   Be silent! Hush!
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         Mum, then, and no more.                  --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mum \Mum\, n.
   Silence. [R.] --Hudibras.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mum \Mum\, n. [G. mummere, fr. Christian Mumme, who first brewed
   it in 1492.]
   A sort of strong beer, originally made in Brunswick, Germany.
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         The clamorous crowd is hushed with mugs of mum. --Pope.
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