\ 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 for mom

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 Alden Bridge mom touts ‘teddy bear hunts’ One trend to keep younger children engaged is an idea shared on the Village of Alden Bridge’s Facebook page by Darla Lazzari. Jeff Forward, Houston Chronicle, "Cooped up from COVID-19 in The Woodlands? Here are some fun, kid activities," 25 Mar. 2020 The play café’s Shorewood location has been in business since 2016 and is the brainchild of Whitefish Bay mom of two girls, Adrienne Shea., "Play cafe operator: Hearing from customers who want to help," 25 Mar. 2020 When half the team once got sick at a championship luncheon during a previous season, Derevjanik turned into team mom. Luis Fernando Llosa, USA TODAY, "Focus on injury prevention, wellness earns top mark for Bound Brook High girls basketball," 23 Mar. 2020 With day care centers closed, Yang’s mom moved from Mori Sushi’s relief cook to babysitter for Ye and Yang’s toddler. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "'Can we last two weeks?': What it's like to be a restaurant worker during coronavirus," 23 Mar. 2020 Many moms admit there’s a silver lining in doing something smaller and simpler. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, "How to Handle Your Kid's Canceled Birthday Party and Still Make It Special," 23 Mar. 2020 Like people with cancer who are going through chemotherapy right now, elderly people, single moms who are working and unable to pick up groceries or meals for their kids. Haley Laurence |, al, "Alabamians who inspired us this week," 21 Mar. 2020 Her parents are also on TikTok Addison's mom, Sheri, actually has her own TikTok account with over 3.5 million followers. Yerin Kim, Seventeen, "Everything You Need to Know About TikTok Star Addison Rae," 20 Mar. 2020 Somewhere in the Netflix ether, Lisa Kudrow’s take on Martin's mom gulps down a little bit more chardonnay in a fit of clipped jealousy. Ariana Romero,, "Mae Martin Wrote Netflix’s Feel Good About Herself. Or Did She?," 19 Mar. 2020

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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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28 Mar 2020

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“Mom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Apr. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of mom

US, informal : a person's mother


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