Definition of Moomin in US English:

Moomin

noun

  • In the children's tales of Tove Jansson: a member of a race of small, shy, fat, hibernating creatures inhabiting the forests of Finland.

Origin

1950s. From Swedish Mumin- in Mumintroll, coined by the Finnish writer Tove Jansson, writing in Swedish, and first translated into English by Elizabeth Portch in Finn Family Moomintroll; goes to Finnish muumi.

Pronunciation

Moomin

/ˈmuːmɪn/