mom·​my | \ ˈmä-mē How to pronounce mommy (audio) , ˈmə-mē How to pronounce mommy (audio) \
plural mommies

Definition of mommy

: a female parent mother entry 1 sense 1a … books featuring children with two daddies or two mommies— Anthony Giardina "Oh, look, mommy," whooped a delighted child standing on the steps with her parents, "that lady's making an angel in the snow!"— Cooky McClung

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Examples of mommy in a Sentence

the little boy cried for his mommy
Recent Examples on the Web The little girl asked her mommy what the scar was on the upper part of her arm. Arkansas Online, "Love thy neighbor," 1 May 2021 When my son tells his friends that his mommy owns her own business or my daughter wants to shadow me at work, that's worth fighting for. Ashlie Ordonez For Cnn Business Perspectives, CNN, "Why I had to sell my wedding ring to keep my business alive," 25 Mar. 2021 So playing mommy and wifey role has kept me pretty busy. Dalton Ross,, "Survivor Quarantine Questionnaire: Darrah Johnson is not the 'quiet person' we met on TV," 8 Mar. 2021 And with the spring season fast approaching, there can be many opportunities for mommy-and-me (or daddy-and-me) moments outdoors. Barry Samaha, Harper's BAZAAR, "Uniqlo U Offers a Sleek Springtime Collection for the Entire Family," 10 Mar. 2021 Some fashion and mommy blogs were using affiliate marketing at the time, but there weren’t many agencies connecting bloggers directly with brands and trying to streamline the process. Jo Piazza, Town & Country, "Confessions of an Influencer Whisperer," 10 Mar. 2021 Hotel activities include mommy-and-me yoga, pizza-making classes, and movies by the pool. Meena Thiruvengadam, Travel + Leisure, "Houston Travel Guide," 2 Mar. 2021 Instead, Brandon’s first instinct is to tell mommy and daddy that Julia might be pregnant. Ashley Ray-harris, Vulture, "90 Day Fiancé Recap: Excuses, Excuses," 22 Feb. 2021 Since then, the mommy to be has been heating up the ‘gram with epic maternity looks. Jasmine Grant, Essence, "10 Times Keyshia Ka'oir Slayed Her Way Through Her Pregnancy," 19 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of mommy

1833, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mommy

alteration of mammy

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8 May 2021

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“Mommy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of mommy

chiefly US, informal : a person's mother


mom·​my | \ ˈmä-mē How to pronounce mommy (audio) , ˈmə- \
plural mommies

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