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 In this debut novel, a children’s musician gets enmeshed in an Upper East Side mommy group, uncovering some secrets that many women would prefer stowed under the seat in front of them. Washington Post, 15 July 2021 Ziwe apologized to everyone in her audience with fat mommy milkers. Bethy Squires, Vulture, 21 May 2021 The mommy influencer space is worth billions of dollars. Eliana Dockterman, Time, 20 May 2021 Same with Mike’s oddly close relationship with his mommy. Ashley Ray-harris, Vulture, 24 May 2021 As a mother with a baby girl who enjoys reading time, finding a book we both love is important to our mommy-daughter bonding. Shamika Sanders, Essence, 24 Feb. 2021 On the other side, a smaller group assembled for a mommy-and-me music class, masked and sitting socially-distanced on blankets. Washington Post, 10 Dec. 2020 The little girl asked her mommy what the scar was on the upper part of her arm. Arkansas Online, 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, 25 Mar. 2021

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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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19 Jul 2021

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“Mommy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Aug. 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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