It is the family of man—because where measles and mumps and pertussis are concerned, we are all connected.
And in the parotitis, or mumps, the breasts of women swell, when the tumor of the parotitis subsides.
The woman who generally sees to it had mumps, and I substituted.
Never mind which Hospital—but I have not been so comfortable since I had the mumps, years and years ago, at school.
His jaws looked as they may have done when he had the mumps.
But I can't invite you—for, if you came, you'd be certain to catch my mumps!
One evening, he saw her again in the theatre with 'mumps,' as she called her husband.
These little loves are like mumps and whooping-cough and other youthful affections: they seem necessary, but seldom prove serious.
If this were England, I should say that an epidemic of mumps has broken out; but of course it cannot be that.
Ikey pulled out a piece of twine and a blue glass bead from his pocket and offered them to the child with the mumps.
type of contagious disease, c.1600, from plural of mump "a grimace" (1590s), originally a verb, "to whine like a beggar" (1580s), from Dutch mompen "to cheat, deceive," originally probably "to mumble, whine," of imitative origin. The infectious disease probably so called in reference to swelling of the salivary glands of the face and/or to painful difficulty swallowing. Mumps also was used from 17c. to mean "a fit of melancholy."
An acute inflammatory contagious disease caused by a paramyxovirus and characterized by swelling of the salivary glands, especially the parotids, and sometimes of the pancreas, ovaries, or testes. This disease, mainly affecting children, can be prevented by vaccination. Also called epidemic parotitis.
An infectious disease caused by a virus of the family Paramyxoviridae and the genus Rubulavirus, characterized by swelling of the salivary glands, especially the parotid glands, and sometimes of the pancreas, testes, or ovaries. Vaccinations, usually given in early childhood, confer immunity to mumps.