\ ˈmäm How to pronounce mom (audio) , ˈməm How to pronounce mom (audio) \
plural moms

Definition of mom

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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!

Definition of MOM (Entry 2 of 2)

middle of month

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 And a Happy Mothers Day to you, J.Lo, still the coolest mom out there. Alexis Gaskin, Glamour, 10 May 2022 In this book of witty, mom-friendly essays, Taylor delivers straight-from-the-hip insight into all things motherhood to busy new moms. Ysolt Usigan, Woman's Day, 9 May 2022 The squad helps a man who fell into a trash compactor and a mom trying to rescue her children who are trapped in a runaway car. Washington Post, 9 May 2022 The 20-year-old Rockets rookie surprised his mom Bree Purganan with a new Mercedes GLE before their Mother’s Day brunch Sunday. Matt Young, Chron, 9 May 2022 Josh, 41, meanwhile, celebrated Christina and her role as a mom in a Mother's Day post that commended her efforts amid Brayden's hospital stay. Nicholas Rice,, 9 May 2022 The author, journalist and TV personality is a brand-spanking new mom, welcoming her first child, a baby boy, in late April. Essence, 9 May 2022 Communities can establish mom groups where mothers can find support and understanding. Julie Bogen, The Atlantic, 9 May 2022 From the New York Post, the story on a mom raising two major league pitchers and a USC rower. Los Angeles Times, 9 May 2022 See More

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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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12 May 2022

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“Mom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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