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or mam·ma also mom·ma  (mä′mə)
1. (also mə-mä′) Informal Mother.
2. Slang
a. A woman.
b. A wife.

[Of baby-talk origin; see mā- in Indo-European roots.]


old-fashioned an informal word for mother1


(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.mama - informal terms for a mothermama - 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.Mama - a name under which Ninkhursag was worshipped
ماما، أمّي


(o.f.) [məˈmɑː] Nmamá f


n (inf)Mama f (inf)


mamma [məˈmɑː] n (fam) → mamma



(məˈmaː) , (maːmə) noun
a (name for one's) mother.
References in classic literature ?
But I have just heard that it has been settled that mamma and the children are coming abroad for a part of the winter, and mamma wishes me to go with them to Hyeres, where Georgina has been ordered for her lungs.
le Vicomte de Chagny called to inquire at Mamma Valerius'.
I am aware how dreadfully angry it will make mamma, but I remember the risk.
There, mamma," said Kitty; "you wonder that I'm enthusiastic about her.
It's always one thing after another," the poor lady grieved, in one of her rare revolts against fate; "the only thing that makes me think Mamma must be less well than Dr.
They seemed bold, lively children, and I hoped I should soon be on friendly terms with them--the little boy especially, of whom I had heard such a favourable character from his mamma.
Mamma will see how very beautiful she is; but papa will say, 'Tush
And besides all this, I am afraid, Mamma, he has no real taste.
No,' returned she, hesitatingly - 'but I've heard so much about her lately, both at the Wilsons' and the vicarage; - and besides, mamma says, if she were a proper person she would not be living there by herself - and don't you remember last winter, Gilbert, all that about the false name to the picture; and how she explained it - saying she had friends or acquaintances from whom she wished her present residence to be concealed, and that she was afraid of their tracing her out; - and then, how suddenly she started up and left the room when that person came - whom she took good care not to let us catch a glimpse of, and who Arthur, with such an air of mystery, told us was his mamma's friend?
When he went out in the morning he was bewildered by small commissions for the captive mamma, if he came gaily in at night, eager to embrace his family, he was quenched by a "Hush