mommy


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

mom·my

 (mŏm′ē)
n. pl. mom·mies Informal
A mother.

[Alteration of mammy.]

mommy

(ˈmɒmɪ)
n, pl -mies
a child's word for mother1

moth•er1

(ˈmʌð ər)

n.
1. a female who has borne offspring; female parent.
2. (often cap.) one's own mother.
3. a mother-in-law, stepmother, adoptive mother, or foster mother.
4. a woman looked upon as a mother, or exercising authority like that of a mother.
5. a term of familiar address for an elderly woman.
6. the qualities characteristic of a mother, as maternal affection.
7. something that gives rise to or exercises protective care over something else.
adj.
9. being a mother: a mother bird.
10. pertaining to or characteristic of a mother: mother love.
11. derived from or as if from one's mother; native: his mother culture.
12. bearing a relation like that of a mother, as in being the origin, source, or protector: a mother church.
v.t.
13. to be the mother of.
14. to give origin or rise to.
15. to care for or protect like a mother.
[before 900; Middle English mother, moder, Old English mōdor; c. Old Frisian, Old Saxon mōdar, Old High German muotar, Latin māter, Greek mḗtēr, Skt mātar-]
moth′er•less, adj.

moth•er2

(ˈmʌð ər)

n.
a stringy, viscid film of yeast cells and various bacteria that forms on a fermenting liquid and is used to ferment other liquids, as in changing cider to vinegar.
[1530–40; perhaps identical with mother1, but compare Dutch modder dregs, Middle Low German moder swampy land]

moth•er3

(ˈmʌð ər)

n. Slang: Sometimes Vulgar.
2. a person or thing that is very large, powerful, or impressive.
[1930–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mommy - informal terms for a mothermommy - 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"
Translations
maminka
mor
äiskä
mamica
ママ
엄마
mami
mamma
แม่
mẹ

mommy

[ˈmɒmi] n (US) (= mother) → maman f

mommy

مَامَا maminka mor Mami μαμάκα mami äiskä maman mamica mamma ママ 엄마 mama mamma mamusia mamã, mamãe мама mamma แม่ anneciğim mẹ 妈咪

mommy

n (pl -mies) mami f, mamita, madre f
References in periodicals archive ?
Santa's Watching is the app that helps mommy, daddy, and a toddler's grandparents call on Santa to bring the little ones into line with little more than a short phone call reminder that Santa really is watching.
After his epic Las Vegas victory over Timothy "Desert Storm" Bradley on Sunday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao's Mommy Dionisia became an instant celebrity.
Jai, 12, Ethan, nine, and Jessie, seven To Mommy (Louise Harper), Happy Mother's Day.
In line with the government's encouragement of entrepreneurA[degrees] ship and innovation, the event aims to create sustainable opporA[degrees]tunities for prospective busiA[degrees]ness owners and diversify the national economy," said Lamya al Kiyumi, chairperson of Mommy & Me Oman.
A minimum of four children will receive a $500 grant to help make their wish for mommy come true.
And then I get back, and they just see me as Mommy.
to launch her own wine label geared towards moms, and thus Mommy Juice Wine was born.
Her father had just told her that Mommy would have to stay in the hospital for a long time.
Ollie wants to help Mommy knock down trees in the forest but Ollie is too small.
Pt1 No Mommy No Mommy I am home by myself Older sister isn't home yet I am 8 or 9 or so Me being home must be illegal Must be a crime Must be bad for Mommy The police sure don't like it The neighbors sure don't like it I sure don't like it Mommy going to the boat With cash in hand The dollars go afloat in the currents of C A S I N O Mommy sailing away Mommy stranded on her island of chance Chances are I won't see her till morning I Am 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20.
We learn of Mommy (dearest), a psychotic housewife; Maggie, her daughter infected with grim fairytales of pills and "not nice" boys; and Malachi, a cultural agent holding up signs of disaster as Mommy and her unfortunate daughter speed in tanklike SUVs (that Daddy builds) down American highways.
As the little girl reads books with Nonnie and Poppy, she wonders if her Daddy will ever twirl her around just like the Daddy in the book twirls his little girl or if her Mommy will ever tuckher in at night just like the Mommy in the book tucks in her little girl.