\ 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

ma, mama (also mamma), mammy, mater [chiefly British], mommy, mother, old lady

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Examples of mom in a Sentence


be sure to tell your mom and dad that you'll be home late for supper

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Bradley Cooper, Irina Shayk, their daughter Lea De Seine, and his mom Gloria Campano had dinner at Jennifer Garner's house on Sunday, People reports. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Bradley Cooper, Irina Shayk, and Their Baby Reportedly Had Dinner at Jennifer Garner's House," 6 Mar. 2019 Longtime friends will love it, your siblings will get a kick out of a sweet throwback picture collage, and your mom may or may not cry. Blair Donovan, Country Living, "Minted's Heart Snapshot Mix Photo Art Is THE Perfect Gift for Your Nearest and Dearest," 5 Mar. 2019 Jenner previewed the new shade on Instagram, shouting out her mom in the process. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Kylie Jenner Is Releasing a Todd Kraines Lip Kit for Old-School KUWTK Fans," 9 Nov. 2018 Female candidates are also battered by professional consultants who claim to understand voters, and who tell them to be strong but approachable, warm but steely, mom but dad, young and bouncy but wise and grave. Peggy Noonan, WSJ, "The Odd Way We Announce for President Now," 17 Jan. 2019 While you may be curled up on the couch with your laptop resting on your warmest pajama pants, Kourtney did her bargain-hunting poolside in a bikini while getting mom-shamed by dozens of Instagram followers. Marci Robin, Teen Vogue, "Instagram Trolls Shamed Kourtney Kardashian for Her Son’s Long Hair," 26 Nov. 2018 Anna's mother, Anne Jarvis, hosted clubs for moms in the 1850s to help them learn to properly care for their children in order to lower the infant mortality rate, according to National Geographic. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "When Is Mother's Day? Here's Everything You Need to Know About the Holiday," 7 Feb. 2019 Here's how the family tree goes: Louis is the son of Earl Spencer, Princess Diana's brother, who is divorced from Louis' mom Victoria Aitken. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Meet Louis Spencer, the Young, Hot, Eligible Nephew of Princess Diana," 6 Feb. 2019 Caring for the big-eyed dumpling leads to a few hilarious interactions, particularly while mom practices group meditation in a park. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "For the first time ever, Disney posts a Pixar “short” on YouTube for free," 18 Dec. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of mom

US, informal : a person's mother


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to boil down or concentrate

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