\ ˈmäm , ˈməm \

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, 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

Several stars have spoken out in condemnation of Trump’s policy, including new moms Khloé Kardashian and Eva Longoria. Alexia Fernandez,, "Kristen Bell Slams Donald Trump's Immigration Policy: 'Do Not Underestimate the Love of Family'," 13 July 2018 Rosayra, another of the six moms that the group bonded out who asked for her last name to not be released, arrived on a red-eye flight from Arizona to New York. Pamela Ren Larson, azcentral, "Guatemalan mother regains custody of her children after 54 days apart," 13 July 2018 Simpson took to Instagram to share photos of her hair transformation alongside her husband Eric Johnson, mom Tina Simpson, and friend and former assistant CaCee Cobb. Wendy Sy, Allure, "Jessica Simpson Wore Red Hair With Bangs for Her Birthday," 12 July 2018 Milwaukee mom Edie Pasek is working with the Milwaukee Public Library (MPL) system to organize MPL's first drag queen story hour, which will take place on Saturday, July 14. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee Public Library's first Drag Queen Story Hour is set to take place July 14," 12 July 2018 Her potent debut feature, Down to the Bone (2004), gave Vera Farmiga a breakout role as a working-class mom fighting cocaine addiction in upstate New York, her rocky personal situation aggravated by the family's nickeled-and-dimed existence. J.r. Jones, Chicago Reader, "Leave No Trace approaches homelessness on the most intimate terms," 11 July 2018 The proud new mom announced the news with a stunning nude pregnancy shoot on Instagram this morning. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Cardi B Gives Birth to a Baby Girl," 11 July 2018 Johnson, a mom of four who had weight-loss surgery five years ago, didn't expect that the project would be shared thousands of times on Facebook and picked up by international media. Amanda Kingsbury, Indianapolis Star, "Ugly. Chubby. Scarred. Hate is washed away in Indiana photographer's swimsuit shoot," 10 July 2018 Perhaps the hardest part of all of this is being apart from mom and dad. Jean Guerrero, Glamour, "We've Seen Pictures of Undocumented Boys in Government Facilities. Where Are the Girls?," 13 July 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

: a person's mother


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