Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An abbreviation of mammalogy.
  • noun A colloquial or vulgar abbreviation of mama.
  • noun Same as ma'am, contraction of madam.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Mamma.

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  • noun Diminutive of mother.

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  • noun a Mayan language spoken by the Mam
  • noun a member of a Mayan people of southwestern Guatemala

Etymologies

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Possibly either conserved from or influenced by earlier Brythonic language.

Examples

  • Dear Armo: Now, ¡Ay, caramba! might not be as popular or as peculiarly Mexican a swear as, say, "pinche puto pendejo baboso," "¡Cu-le-ro!" or the many epithets derived from the word mamá (mother), but Mexicans do say it-but not as often as gabachos would love to believe, Bart Simpson catchphrase notwithstanding.

    Tucson Weekly

  • Dear Armo: Now, ¡Ay, caramba! might not be as popular or as peculiarly Mexican a swear as, say, "pinche puto pendejo baboso," "¡Cu-le-ro!" or the many epithets derived from the word mamá (mother), but Mexicans do say it-but not as often as gabachos would love to believe, Bart Simpson catchphrase notwithstanding.

    Tucson Weekly

  • I saw this at the flicks in the 70's, my mam was a loon for Elvis, but I remember really enjoying it even though I was just a kid. edward great article/review hunter. thanks for referencing ashby's awesome "bound for glory". you ever talk to jody hill and the gang about ashby?

    Weekend Weirdness Review: John Carpenter’s Elvis Starring Kurt Russell | /Film

  • Some readers of this blog may remember when Jack Webb used to say in "Dragnet," "Just the facts, 'mam" - something that FORTUNE's Jessi Hempel and Assistant Managing Editor Stephanie Mehta should have remembered.

    Charles Warner: FORTUNE Is No Friend

  • The more commonly used phrase 'Your mam is the town bike' means that everyone has had a go.

    The Indignity of Commuting by Bicycle: Compression

  • Now, ¡Ay, caramba! might not be as popular or as peculiarly Mexican a swear as, say, "pinche puto pendejo baboso," ¡Cu-le-ro! "or the many epithets derived from the word mamá (mother), but Mexicans do say it - but nowadays not as often as gabachos would love to believe, Bart Simpson catchphrase notwithstanding.

    Houston Press | Complete Issue

  • Dear Armo: Now, ¡Ay, caramba! might not be as popular or as peculiarly Mexican a swear as, say, "pinche puto pendejo baboso," ¡Cu-le-ro! "or the many epithets derived from the word mamá

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  • My mam is a Catholic but my dad is an atheist academic, a sort of angry sociologist, so I had the two, the rational versus the irrational.

    The Guardian World News

  • My mam is a high level bank manager, she got from telephone receptionist to her current job

    Army Rumour Service

  • My mam is a high level bank manager, she got from telephone receptionist to her current job

    Army Rumour Service

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