noun, plural Mo·mus·es, Mo·mi [moh-mahy] /ˈmoʊ maɪ/ for 2.
- Also Mo·mos [moh-mos] /ˈmoʊ mɒs/. Classical Mythology. the god of ridicule.
- (sometimes lowercase) a faultfinder; a carping critic.
noun plural -muses or -mi (-maɪ)
- Greek myth the god of blame and mockery
- a cavilling critic
n.“humorously disagreeable person,” 1560s, from Latin, from Greek Momos, nme of the god of ridicule and sarcasm (Greek momos, literally “blame, ridicule, disgrace,” of unknown origin); also used in English as personification of fault-finding and captious criticism.