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

Definition of mommy

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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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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 After welcoming their bundle of joy, Morgane took to Instagram to share a tender mommy-baby bonding moment. Blair Donovan, Country Living, "Chris and Morgane Stapleton Just Welcomed Their Fifth Child Together," 13 May 2019 Madeline is plenty shook, all right, but Celeste’s mommy-in-law-dearest is just getting started. Mark Dawidziak,, "Meryl Streep is powerful addition to ‘Big Little Lies’," 7 June 2019 When Big Little Lies debuted in 2017 as a miniseries, the scenes that belied its showy, Monterey-mommies-and-murder veneer were the moments when Celeste was in therapy, grappling with Perry’s violence and her seeming addiction to him. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "The Family Values of Big Little Lies," 7 June 2019 Five years ago the mommy and me category barely registered with their cohort. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, "The Maisonette Founders Are Launching a Private Label Collection of Everyday Essentials for Kids," 13 May 2019 Mellott learned children suffer unthinkable acts, like the 18-month-old girl tortured nearly to death by her mommy. Tim Prudente,, "Speaking for baby Rose: How a Baltimore detective found his purpose investigating child abuse," 6 June 2019 An entire YouTube series was launched on the catchy tune about a family of cartoon sharks—baby, mommy, daddy, grandma and grandpa—who kids hunt and then run away from. Sonja Haller, USA TODAY, "'Baby Shark' doo-doo-doo did it! Nickelodeon plans to bring TV series to preschoolers," 5 June 2019 As expected for a guy with 32 walks, Giolito’s ERA stands at six-point-mommy-make-it-stop. Steve Rosenbloom,, "It was all about the 1st inning in the latest edition of the City Series," 14 May 2018

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First Known Use of mommy

1846, 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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