from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A masked or costumed merrymaker, especially at a festival.
- n. One who acts or plays in a pantomime.
- n. An actor.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who dons a disguising costume, as for a parade or a festival.
- n. An actor in a pantomime; one who communicates entirely through gesture and facial expression.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who mumms, or makes diversion in disguise; a masker; a buffon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who mums, or masks himself and makes diversion in disguise; a masker; a masked buffoon; specifically, in England, one of a company of persons who go from house to house at Christmas performing a kind of play, the subject being generally St. George and the Dragon, with sundry whimsical adjuncts.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an actor who communicates entirely by gesture and facial expression
Middle English, from Old French momeur, from momer, to wear a mask, pantomime.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French momeur, from momer: "to wear a mask." (Wiktionary)