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The meaning of "mums the word"

" Mums the word "
Meaning:
Keep quiet. Say nothing.
Example:
I'm telling you this in confidence - remember, mums the word.
Where did it originate?:
Britain, 18th century.
Where is it used?:
Mostly Britain.
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