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mam·ma 1

Variant of mama.

mam·ma 2

n. pl. mam·mae (măm′ē)
An organ of female mammals that contains milk-producing glands; a mammary gland.

[Latin; see mā- in Indo-European roots.]

mam′mate′ (măm′āt′) adj.


1. Also: momma another word for mother1
2. informal a buxom and voluptuous woman
[C16: reduplication of childish syllable ma; compare Welsh mam, French maman, Russian mama]


n, pl -mae (-miː)
1. (Anatomy) the milk-secreting organ of female mammals: the breast in women, the udder in cows, sheep, etc
2. (Zoology) the milk-secreting organ of female mammals: the breast in women, the udder in cows, sheep, etc
3. (Physical Geography) (functioning as plural) breast-shaped protuberances, esp from the base of cumulonimbus clouds
[C17: from Latin: breast]


(ˈmɑ mə, məˈmɑ)



(ˈmæm ə)

n., pl. mam•mae (ˈmæm i)
a structure of mammals comprising one or more mammary glands with an associated nipple or teat, activated for the secretion of milk in the female after the birth of young.
[before 1050; Middle English < Latin: breast, teat]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mamma - informal terms for a mothermamma - informal terms for a mother    
female parent, mother - a woman who has given birth to a child (also used as a term of address to your mother); "the mother of three children"
2.mamma - milk-secreting organ of female mammalsmamma - milk-secreting organ of female mammals
female mammal - animals that nourish their young with milk
dug - an udder or breast or teat
udder, bag - mammary gland of bovids (cows and sheep and goats)
duct gland, exocrine, exocrine gland - a gland that secretes externally through a duct
tit, titty, boob, breast, knocker, bosom - either of two soft fleshy milk-secreting glandular organs on the chest of a woman
mamilla, mammilla, nipple, teat, tit, pap - the small projection of a mammary gland


[məˈmɑː] N (esp US) → mamá f



(məˈmaː) , (maːmə) noun
a (name for one's) mother.


n. mama, glándula secretora de leche en la mujer localizada en la parte anterior del tórax.
References in classic literature ?
has made her plans," "that fib about her mamma," and 'dowdy tarlatan," till she was ready to cry and rush home to tell her troubles and ask for advice.
Look at his legs, mamma, and his hands and fingernails,--real finger-nails.
Think of mamma ever having called papa 'darling Carr'
Mamma would advance to meet him, with outstretched hand; the virgin daughter, elderly as he has now got to be,--an old widower, as he smilingly describes himself,--would shake up the cushion for the Judge, and do her pretty utmost to make him comfortable.
And besides all this, I am afraid, Mamma, he has no real taste.
I confess it with shame - shrunk icily into myself, like a snail; at every glance retired colder and farther; till finally the poor innocent was led to doubt her own senses, and, overwhelmed with confusion at her supposed mistake, persuaded her mamma to decamp.
I am so sorry, mamma, you were not with us," she said.
Even when golden hair, like her own, lay in a halo on a pillow round the worn face of a little boy, and he said, with a radiant smile, "Dear papa and mamma, I am very sorry to leave you both, and to leave my pretty sister; but I am called, and I must go
He resolved, come what might, to go and inquire of Mamma Valerius.
mamma, do the people here abouts know I am married to-day?
Mamma will see how very beautiful she is; but papa will say, 'Tush
It is not that mamma cares about it the least in the world, but I know it is taken notice of by many persons.