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Definitions for mamma
ˈmɑ mə, məˈmɑmam·ma

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ma, mama, mamma, mom, momma, mommy, mammy, mum, mummynoun

    informal terms for a mother

  2. mammary gland, mammanoun

    milk-secreting organ of female mammals

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Mam, Mammanoun

    The fond word for mother.

    Etymology: mamma, Latin:

    Poor Cupid sobbing scarce could speak;
    Indeed, mamma, I did not know ye:
    Alas! how easy my mistake?
    I took you for your likeness Cloe. Matthew Prior.

    Little masters and misses are great impediments to servants; the remedy is to bribe them, that they may not tell tales to papa and mamma. Jonathan Swift, Rules to Servants.


  1. Mamma

    Mamma is a popular song composed in 1940 by Cesare Andrea Bixio with Italian lyrics by Bixio Cherubini under the title "Mamma son tanto felice" (Mum, I am so happy). The performers of this song included: Beniamino Gigli, Luciano Tajoli, Richard Tucker, Claudio Villa, Robertino Loreti, Violetta Villas, Muslim Mogomayev, Luciano Pavarotti, Toto Cutugno, Andrea Bocelli, Sergio Franchi, Romina Arena, Jon Christos and Mario Frangoulis. In 1946, the English lyrics were written by Harold Barlow and Phil Brito who had their popular recording hit the charts in May 1946 under the title of "Mama". British singer David Whitfield also had a hit with the song, which reached number 12 in the UK Singles Chart in 1955. The British lyrics did differ from the American ones. The song was re-arranged and re-written by Geoffrey Parsons and John Turner. The song was also recorded by Connie Francis in 1959 for her album Connie Francis Sings Italian Favorites, with her hit single released in February 1960. Arranged and conducted by Tony Osborne, the Connie Francis version of the song was a number two hit in the UK, and peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song in German (as well as in Dutch and in English) was recorded by Dutch child singer Heintje Simons for his album Heintje in 1967 (lyrics written by Bruno Balz). Also Heintje performed Mama in Zum Teufel mit der Penne (1968) comedy film.


  1. mamma

    A mamma, often known as mother, is a female parent who may fulfill the role of primary caregiver, nurturing and raising their child or children. In mammals, including humans, the female parent usually carries the offspring before birth and produces milk to feed the baby after birth. In a wider context, a 'mother' can also refer to other influential female figures who play significant roles in a person's life, or even to entities like 'Mother Nature' or 'Mother Earth'.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mammanoun

    mother; -- word of tenderness and familiarity

  2. Mammanoun

    a glandular organ for secreting milk, characteristic of all mammals, but usually rudimentary in the male; a mammary gland; a breast; under; bag

  3. Etymology: [Reduplicated from the infantine word ma, influenced in spelling by L. mamma.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mamma

    Mama, mam-mä′, n. mother—used chiefly by young children.—n. Mamm′y, mother. [Mama, a repetition of ma, the first syllable a child naturally utters.]

Etymology and Origins

  1. Mamma

    Latin for “breast”; hence all animals that are suckled by the mother belong to the class of “Mammals.”

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mamma in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mamma in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of mamma in a Sentence

  1. Chris Downes:

    Being a mum to three kids under 4 has only enhanced my logistics capacities, im not only living and breathing it for eight hours a day at work ; Im the family logistician for the other 16 hours of the day ! Theyre really proud of their mamma which makes it even more worthwhile. The WFP commented on Jennifer Downes death, exclaiming theircolleagues were deeply saddened at the news of Jennifer Downes passingand Marise Payne, the Australian foreign minister, condemned violence against women during a July visit to Fiji.

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