World English Dictionary
mumps (mʌmps)
(functioning as singular or plural) Also called: epidemic parotitis an acute contagious viral disease of the parotid salivary glands, characterized by swelling of the affected parts, fever, and pain beneath the ear: usually affects children
[C16: from mump1 (to grimace)]

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