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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.

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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