Definitions

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  • noun Mother.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • See mum.

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  • noun US, colloquial, familiar mother, momma.

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  • noun informal terms for a mother

Etymologies

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[Shortening and alteration of mama.]

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Abbreviation of momma.

Examples

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  • as in soccer mom, the newly significant type of voter courted by both candidates during the presidential campaign. That phrase spun off other designations such as minivan mom and waitress mom.

    http://www.americandialect.org/index.php/amerdial/1996_words_of_the_ye/

    December 9, 2006

  • WOW! MOM!

    December 2, 2007

  • Translates to mum in the UK.

    December 2, 2007

  • Jane Smiley's memoir of her mother.

    February 1, 2008

  • see also hockey mom

    June 13, 2009