\ ˈmäm How to pronounce mom (audio) , ˈməm How to pronounce mom (audio) \

Definition of mom

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Definition of MOM (Entry 2 of 2)

middle of month

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Synonyms: Noun

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Examples of mom in a Sentence

Noun be sure to tell your mom and dad that you'll be home late for supper
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The caption also revealed that the home organization team created a special spot for Teigen’s mom, Vilailuck Teigen, who cooked for them. Isabel Garcia, House Beautiful, "Neat Freaks Will Appreciate How Organized Chrissy Teigen’s Pantry Is," 4 Feb. 2020 The mom of three named her youngest daughter Birdie, so there's definitely a connection there. Laura Hanrahan, Woman's Day, "Who Is the Swan on 'The Masked Singer'? Fans' Guesses Are All Over the Place," 1 Feb. 2020 Robert Graves thought the Amazons, with their horsey names like Hippolyte (the Amazon mom of Gadot’s character, Diana Prince, from Greek hippos for horse), were associated with a pre-Hellenic horse cult. Christopher Benfey, The New York Review of Books, "The Year of the Amazon?," 22 Jan. 2020 Raiven was there to help her mom, Kassy Michelle, who was hired to photograph the event. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "5 Things to Know About 'Alaskan Bush People' Star Bear Brown’s Ex-Fiancée Raiven," 15 Jan. 2020 Zoo officials say the calf is doing well and that Kuvua is being an excellent mom. Briana Rice,, "Okapi calf and little blue penguins born at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden," 14 Jan. 2020 Previous research has shown that mothers and calves , helping moms recognize babies’ calls, and vice versa. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian Magazine, "Cows Communicate with Unique Moos," 14 Jan. 2020 If Emira is something of an anomaly, her boss, Alix Chamberlain, is a caricature of the working-mom influencer. Stephanie Hayes, The Atlantic, "Such a Fun Age Satirizes the White Pursuit of Wokeness," 8 Jan. 2020 And @mammamalik, otherwise known as Trisha Malik, just so happens to be Zayn Malik's mom. Emily Dixon, Marie Claire, "Gigi Hadid Might Have Revealed on Instagram That She's Back Together With Zayn Malik," 30 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of mom


1846, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mom


short for momma

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15 Feb 2020

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“Mom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of mom

US, informal : a person's mother


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