Definitions for Mamaˈmɑ mə, məˈmɑ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ma•maˈmɑ mə, məˈmɑ(n.)(pl.)-mas.

or mam•ma 1

  1. Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

    Ref: mother1. 1

Origin of mama:

1545–55; nursery word, with parallels in other European languages

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ma, mama, mamma, mom, momma, mommy, mammy, mum, mummy(noun)

    informal terms for a mother

  2. Mama(noun)

    a name under which Ninkhursag was worshipped

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. mama(noun)ˈmɑ mə, məˈmɑ

    used by small children to mean mother

Wiktionary

  1. mama(Noun)

    Mother, female parent.

  2. Origin: Reduplication of ma; a trend present in many Indo-European languages, probably with ultimate origin in baby talk.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mama(noun)

    see Mamma

Freebase

  1. Mama

    "Mama" is a song by British pop group Spice Girls. It was written by the Spice Girls, Matt Rowe and Richard Stannard, and produced by Rowe and Stannard for the group's debut album Spice, released in November 1996. "Mama" is a pop ballad that features instrumentation from keyboards, a rhythm guitar, a cello, and a violin, and its lyrics deal with the difficulties in relationships between mothers and daughters that appear during adolescence. It was released as a double A-side with "Who Do You Think You Are", and became the official single of the 1997 Comic Relief. Its Big TV! directed music video, featured the group singing to an audience of children and their own mothers. Despite receiving mixed reviews from music critics, "Mama" was commercially successful. Released as the album's fourth single in March 1997, it became their fourth consecutive number-one single in the United Kingdom, which made the Spice Girls the first act in UK chart history to have its first four singles reach number one. It was certified platinum by the British Phonographic Industry. The single performed well internationally, reaching the top ten in many European countries and New Zealand, and the top fifteen in Australia.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

mama(noun)

a (name for one's) mother.

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