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mama

noun ma·ma \ˈmä-mə, chiefly British mə-ˈmä\

Simple Definition of mama

  • : a person's mother

Full Definition of mama

  1. 1 :  mother

  2. 2 slang :  wife, woman

Examples of mama

  1. <I'm not your mama—you'll have to clean up after yourself.>



Variants of mama

also mam·ma or mom·ma \ˈmä-mə, chiefly British mə-ˈmä\

Origin of mama

baby talk


First Known Use: 1579

Rhymes with mama



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