What is another word for mummery?

274 synonyms found


[ mˈʌməɹi], [ mˈʌməɹi], [ m_ˈʌ_m_ə_ɹ_i]

Related words: mummer, mummery, mummers, mummers' play, mummers' parade, king of the mummers

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    How to use "Mummery" in context?

    The word "mummery" is derived from the Old French word mummer, meaning "drunkard." The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) defines it as "drunken or drugged fooling or pranking; an excess of fun." While the definition may seem lighthearted, the history of mummery is full of dark, dangerous traditions.

    Mummery has its roots in ancient fertility rites and celebrations. It was used to promote fertility and link the earth to the underworld.

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