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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
Her mom later died while Polanco was still enrolled in college. Angel Saunders, Peoplemag, 19 Sep. 2023 Julio Cruz was visiting his mom in the Palmdale neighborhood where Cataneo Salazar was detained. Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times, 18 Sep. 2023 Morgan Stanley allows pregnant staff to expense cab rides, and Citigroup lets new moms work from home for a year after their maternity leave runs out., 18 Sep. 2023 During the Noe family’s tenure, Amelia’s mom would make chili. Matt Wake |, al, 18 Sep. 2023 Bush Hager’s oldest, 10-year-old Mila, just finished her second year at Camp Longhorn in Burnet—the same summer camp her mom attended as a kid. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, 18 Sep. 2023 But Ashley’s mom, who has founded Ashley’s Hope, a nonprofit that provides clothing to people experiencing homelessness, notes that her daughter was not diagnosed with schizophrenia. Paul Sisson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Sep. 2023 Tennessee’s Medicaid program paid the hospital about $1,700 per delivery for each mom, a fraction of what the hospital needed, Tucker said. Claire Rush and Laura Ungar, Chicago Tribune, 17 Sep. 2023 Kardashian is already mom to Mason, 12, Penelope, nine, and Reign, seven, from her relationship with Scott Disick. Rosa Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 5 Sep. 2023 See More

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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 26 Sep. 2023.

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