Mum

What does mum mean and who uses it?

Mom

Mum is an endearing way to refer to a mother. It is primarily used in British English but may also be used in American English as an alternative to "Mom."

Some see "Mum" as a lazier version of "Mom" because the "u" is easier to say than the hard "o." This is why it is considered a slang term by some people. Mum may also be used as an alternative to "silent," like in the "Mum's the word" phrase.

Example

"I love my mum!"

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Last Updated: November 13, 2019

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