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plural moms
: a female parent : mother
… describes her mom as a creative and resourceful parent.People Weekly
Of course, my frustration wouldn't be complete without a weepy phone call to my mom back home.Taylor Griffin
I started quilting after watching my mom make a baby quilt for a friend.Raquela Elizabeth Carlson
Each fall Petra's mom bought the same color socks for all seven of them so that, in theory, there was always a size that fit.Blue Balliett
often used as a name
Have you asked Mom if we can go?
Mom, I'm home!


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middle of month

Examples of mom in a Sentence

Noun be sure to tell your mom and dad that you'll be home late for supper
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His mom, Fannie, was a UT-Arlington volleyball player. Gary Bedore, Kansas City Star, 4 May 2024 The feeling of wonder continued that evening, when Chi and I left the kids with my mom and ventured out onto the water at dusk with Discovery Sea Kayaks to experience the bioluminescent wonders of the noctiluca. Jesse Ashlock, Condé Nast Traveler, 4 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for mom 

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Word History



short for momma

First Known Use


1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mom was in 1846

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“Mom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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