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An imitation rustic West Country accent used by actors.
- ‘It sounds to me like the most affected and clueless type of Mummerset but I'm no expert.’
- ‘I hope they don't give her an exaggerated Mummerset accent in the film.’
- ‘She grinned and sang ‘Faarmer Brown's cow went POOP against the waaall’ in the ripest of Mummerset accents.’
- ‘An example of Mummerset would be ‘Baint be thet bor’ (It is not that boy).’
- ‘I'm not bad at doing generic Scouse, Geordie, Brummie, Mummerset etcetera but not so good at imitating specific people's voices.’
1950s: probably from mummer, on the pattern of Somerset.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.