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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 ?
I should say there was not a doubt about it, mama,' returned Kate, with a cheerful smile.
Kate laughingly replied that she was quite convinced; and as her mama still appeared undetermined whether it was not absolutely essential that the subject should be renewed, proposed that they should take their work into the summer-house, and enjoy the beauty of the afternoon.
Dear mama,' returned Kate, hastily, 'take this seat--do--to oblige me, mama.
mama,' said Kate, raising her face again, 'you know I do.
I was going to ask, mama, before you were married, had you many suitors?
The said Eliza, John, and Georgiana were now clustered round their mama in the drawing-room: she lay reclined on a sofa by the fireside, and with her darlings about her (for the time neither quarrelling nor crying) looked perfectly happy.
calling to his sisters) Joan is not here: tell mama she is run out into the rain--bad animal
He ought now to have been at school; but his mama had taken him home for a month or two, "on account of his delicate health.
That is for your impudence in answering mama awhile since," said he, "and for your sneaking way of getting behind curtains, and for the look you had in your eyes two minutes since, you rat
You have no business to take our books; you are a dependent, mama says; you have no money; your father left you none; you ought to beg, and not to live here with gentlemen's children like us, and eat the same meals we do, and wear clothes at our mama's expense.
mama, how spiritless, how tame was Edward's manner in reading to us last night
Mama, the more I know of the world, the more am I convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love.