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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 ?
Jo knew that `young Laurence' was regarded as a most eligible parti by worldly mamas, was much smiled upon by their daughters, and flattered enough by ladies of all ages to make a coxcomb of him, so she watched him rather jealously, fearing he would be spoiled, and rejoiced more than she confessed to find that he still believed in modest girls.
So he had eschewed all love-making, regulated his dual life, cleaned up a million in business, fought shy of match-making mamas and bright-eyed and eager young ladies of various ages, met Lilian Gersdale and made it a rigid observance never to see her later than eight o'clock in the evening, run of nights after his coyotes, and slept in forest lairs--and through it all had kept his secret safe save Lee Sing .
But my mama, she want Ambrosch for be rich, with many cattle.
Your mama,' I said angrily, `wants other people's things.
mama, how spiritless, how tame was Edward's manner in reading to us last night
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.
You are sorry to leave Mama, my dear little Fanny," said he, "which shows you to be a very good girl; but you must remember that you are with relations and friends, who all love you, and wish to make you happy.
Picked up by fishing schooner "We're Here" having fallen off boat great times on Banks fishing all well waiting Gloucester Mass care Disko Troop for money or orders wire what shall do and how is mama Harvey N.
I broke out crying and sobbing, and I said, "Oh, dear godmother, tell me, pray do tell me, did Mama die on my birthday?
Papa always said I was bright as a button; so mama always called me Button-Bright," he said.
But, now, mightn't he, without feeling it himself, make you and your mama some nice little allowance that would keep you both comfortable until you were well married, and be a little fortune to her afterwards?
One remark,' said Flora, giving their conversation, without the slightest notice and to the great terror of Clennam, the tone of a love-quarrel, 'I wish to make, one explanation I wish to offer, when your Mama came and made a scene of it with my Papa and when I was called down into the little breakfast-room where they were looking at one another with your Mama's parasol between them seated on two chairs like mad bulls what was I to do?