mom

noun
\ ˈmäm How to pronounce mom (audio) , ˈməm How to pronounce mom (audio) \

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

Noun

be sure to tell your mom and dad that you'll be home late for supper

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Yoplait’s campaign to address patronizing attitudes toward moms is an example of corporate advocacy. Kim Sheehan, The Conversation, "Companies promoting causes can be accused of ‘wokewashing’ – allying themselves only for good PR," 9 Aug. 2019 Glendale mom Tracey Gordon — eating outside La Cañada’s Wing Stop with sons Nico, 6, 3-year-old Cash and Jack, 6, following a doctor’s appointment — was grateful for the offer of free Slurpees. Sara Cardine, La Cañada Valley Sun, "CV Station deputy ‘tickets’ good-behaving youth during Operation Chill," 7 Aug. 2019 My mom is a former Mrs. North Carolina United States. Adrienne Samuels Gibbs, Marie Claire, "All Three Major Pageant Titles Belong to Black Women for the First Time in History," 5 Aug. 2019 Last year, a North Carolina 17-year-old called his mom from jail. Nina Shapiro, The Seattle Times, "‘I didn’t know where to look for him’: ICE ships kids across the country to Pacific Northwest jails," 5 Aug. 2019 Her mom is white and from Tennessee; her dad is from Zacatecas, Mexico. Outside Online, "Meet the Women Behind LatinXhikers," 2 Aug. 2019 Jamie is currently a mom to two children and is working on a new Netflix romance series called Sweet Magnolias. Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, "Here's What the Cast of "Zoey 101" Looks Like Now," 2 Aug. 2019 Rainy’s mom, Chelsea Jo Feather McClees of Ramona, said Rainy becomes fearless at the annual gatherings led by Chief Gary Batton. Julie Gallant, Ramona Sentinel, "Six-year-old crowned Little Miss Okla Chahta Princess," 2 Aug. 2019 Lori's daughter, Bella Giannulli, shared a rare Instagram of her and her mom to mark the occasion. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Candace Cameron Speaks Out on Instagram of Lori Loughlin's Daughter Bella Giannulli," 29 July 2019

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First Known Use of mom

Noun

1846, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mom

Noun

short for momma

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mom

noun

English Language Learners Definition of mom

US, informal : a person's mother

mom

noun
\ ˈmäm How to pronounce mom (audio) , ˈməm\

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