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plural moms
: a female parent : mother
… describes her mom as a creative and resourceful parent.People Weekly
Of course, my frustration wouldn't be complete without a weepy phone call to my mom back home.Taylor Griffin
I started quilting after watching my mom make a baby quilt for a friend.Raquela Elizabeth Carlson
Each fall Petra's mom bought the same color socks for all seven of them so that, in theory, there was always a size that fit.Blue Balliett
often used as a name
Have you asked Mom if we can go?
Mom, I'm home!


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middle of month

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
Get The Recipe 09 of 28 Lemon Lush This nostalgic layered dessert will remind Mom of the one her mom used to make. Kimberly Holland, Southern Living, 10 Apr. 2024 Earlier this week, the proud mom posted a snapshot on her Instagram Stories of a sunny day spent with her daughter. Hannah Sacks, Peoplemag, 9 Apr. 2024 As a mom of three daughters, any trending term that has to do with girls gets my attention immediately. Melissa Willets, Parents, 9 Apr. 2024 Meet the Indianapolis Zoo's new baby rhino Before the 300-pound calf joins the exhibit this spring, the zoo is offering a meet and greet opportunity with her and her mom. The Indianapolis Star, 9 Apr. 2024 Later that night, her mom surprised her with cheesecake for dessert. Michelle Marchante, Miami Herald, 9 Apr. 2024 At the dinner table, dad wishes her mother a happy 49th wedding anniversary; the words take a minute to register for her mom, Shirley, whose dementia is becoming worse. Ryan Lillis, Sacramento Bee, 29 Mar. 2024 Katrina Cossey is a commerce writer, enthusiastic shopper, and devoted mom. Christin Perry, Parents, 29 Mar. 2024 Eva Mendes and her agreement with Ryan Gosling to be a stay-at-home mom. USA TODAY, 29 Mar. 2024

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Word History



short for momma

First Known Use


1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mom was in 1846

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“Mom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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