Mamma mia

Mam·​ma mia | \ ˈmä-mə-ˈmē-ə How to pronounce Mamma mia (audio) \

Definition of Mamma mia

used to express strong feeling (such as pleasure or surprise)Mamma mia! My deepest wish has come true. I have a son!— R. Eugene Jackson

First Known Use of Mamma mia

1860, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Mamma mia

borrowed from Italian mammamìa, mamma mia, exclamation expressing annoyance, fatigue, fear, etc., literally "my mother!"

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“Mamma mia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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