Definition of mumps noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//mʌmps//
; NAmE NAmE//mʌmps//
[uncountable] Ailments and diseases
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a disease, especially of children, that causes painful swellings in the neck See related entries: Ailments and diseases Word Originlate 16th cent.: from obsolete mump ‘grimace, have a miserable expression’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: mumps