WORD OF THE DAY
Mummer
mə-mər
Part of speech: noun
Origin: Old French, 15th century
1

An actor in a traditional masked mime, especially of a type popular in England in the 18th and early 19th centuries.

2

A pantomimist.

Examples of Mummer in a sentence

“Our trip to England included a theatrical performance by a traditional mummer.”

“The mummer performed on the corner every day, occasionally receiving donations from the crowd.”