\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, 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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Based on the 2015 bestselling novel by Julie Murphy, Dumplin' tells the story of Willowdean Dickson (Danielle Macdonald), a plus-size girl whose mom (Jennifer Aniston) is a former beauty queen and now a celebrity on the local pageant circuit. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "The Trailer For Jennifer Aniston’s New Netflix Movie Is Here, and It Has a Body-Positive Message," 14 Nov. 2018 There will always be young men like the Thousand Oaks shooter, full of rage, mentally unstable, living with mom, failing to launch. Abigail Shrier, WSJ, "Real Men Saved Lives in Thousand Oaks," 12 Nov. 2018 Swedish moms, for example, are allotted almost 69 paid weeks, while Estonia provides a whopping 87. Kaitlin Menza, Redbook, "Everything You Need to Know Before Voting in the Midterm Elections," 10 Oct. 2018 Democrat Philip Levine's latest political ad for Florida governor features his mom, Diane Ziman, at a bowling alley talking about her son's plans. Mark Skoneki,, "Mom outlines Philip Levine agenda in latest TV ad," 12 July 2018 The Upper Arlington, Ohio, youth was out on his paper route when he and his mother were pulled over by police, according to a Facebook post by his mom, Bmai Love. Sheila Vilvens,, "Police called on 12-year-old African-American newspaper carrier," 11 July 2018 Combining all of the new mom’s profits, Forbes estimates the brand alone is worth nearly $800 million, which Kylie maintains sole ownership of. Dave Quinn,, "Travis Scott 'Can't Be More Proud' of Kylie Jenner's 'Billionaire' Forbes Cover Amid Backlash," 12 July 2018 In 1985, a friend informed Martha Weis, the boys’ mom, of a movie casting call here in San Diego for 4-year-old identical twins. Diane Bell,, "Tom Cruise movie sequel takes off without San Diego's "Top Gun" twins.," 6 July 2018 The stylish mom-to-be stepped out today wearing a simple, white eyelet dress paired with light blue ankle tie wedges. Kara Thompson, Town & Country, "Pippa Middleton Looked Fresh In White Eyelet While at Wimbledon," 5 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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an inexhaustible supply or amount

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