\ 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

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Favorite Activities: Eating mom’s cooking, going to the movies alone, and playing Catan with the family. Dalton Ross,, "Meet the cast of Big Brother season 21," 17 June 2019 At the wheel: Lija Greenseid, a rule-abiding Minnesota mom steering her Mazda5 on a cross-border drug run. Emily Rauhala, Anchorage Daily News, "As insulin costs soar, American diabetics caravan to Canada for lifesaving medicine," 17 June 2019 At the wheel: Lija Greenseid, a rule-abiding Minnesota mom steering her Mazda5 on a cross-border drug run., "As insulin costs rise, American diabetics make for Canada," 16 June 2019 Watching the show unfold, Kitty Cheung, Max’s mom, marveled at how far her son has come over the past three years. San Diego Union-Tribune, "UCSD students restore motion to five-year-old boy’s arms," 15 June 2019 In January, a Delaware mom was severely assaulted while vacationing in the country. Tiffany Diane Tso,, "What's Going On With Tourist Deaths In The Dominican Republic?," 15 June 2019 Many moms suffer from postpartum depression and feel isolated. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Brazilian Women Are Throwing Elaborate C-Section Watch Parties —and Everyone’s Invited," 15 June 2019 Pennington’s mom also served as director for two local preliminary pageants, Miss Alabama Music Hall of Fame and Miss Shoals Area, over an eight-year span. Mary Colurso |,, "Miss Alabama 2019: Tiara Pennington is ready to rule," 14 June 2019 There was one person, however, missing from the celebration, which included his younger brother Luke and mom Lori. Pat Disabato, Daily Southtown, "Disabato: His father. His confidant. His best friend. Marty Bechina plays baseball in memory of 'Stevo'," 14 June 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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English Language Learners Definition of mom

US, informal : a person's mother


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having a desire to acquire more things

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