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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Synonyms for mommy


ma, mama (also mamma), mammy, mater [chiefly British], mom, mother, old lady

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Examples of mommy in a Sentence

the little boy cried for his mommy

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And the driver hits the gas and goes zoom, zoom, zoom so fast that the mommies on the bus say Jesus Christ almighty, slow down! John Kenney, The New Yorker, "Love Poems for People with Children," 26 Aug. 2019 Any advice from my fellow mommies on how this can be any easier ? Glamour, "10 Times Celebrity Moms Got Real About Breastfeeding," 18 May 2019 In the Dark Ages—before the dawn of social media—mommy-and-me fashion was corny. Michelle Ruiz, WSJ, "Mommy-and-Me Style: Cute or Creepy?," 17 July 2018 The new mommy recently had a pool day with her sister Lauren Williams, her best friend Shamea Morton, and both of their daughters. Jasmine Grant, Essence, "Porsha Williams Speaks Out Against Folks Who Pressure New Moms Like Her To 'Snap Back'," 16 Aug. 2019 There's the yellow baby shark, pink mommy shark and blue daddy shark. Amy Haneline, USA TODAY, "'Baby Shark' obsessed kids? Here is what you can buy and doo-doo-doo with them," 14 Aug. 2019 Calling all baby sharks, mommy sharks, daddy sharks and grandma and grandpa sharks not already tired of Pinkfong’s playtime hit. Bianca Sanchez,, "‘Baby Shark Live!’ adds two more shows at Rosemont Theatre," 30 July 2019 The mommy shark and daddy shark will also receive two free tickets to Newport Aquarium to experience Shark Summer. Sarah Brookbank,, "Christ Hospital, Newport Aquarium celebrating first-ever Baby Shark Week," 29 July 2019 There’s punishment and humiliation for a child who has no knowledge — and doesn’t need to have knowledge — of my finances or know that mommy’s behind on a bill. Kara Baskin,, "Students are being shamed and punished over lunch debt, and it may take legislation to stop it," 13 June 2019

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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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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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