mom·​my | \ ˈmä-mē, ˈmə-mē\
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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Now that the miniature version is on sale, Louboutin devotees can achieve ultimate mommy-and-me status. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Christian Louboutin's Much-Loved Baby Shoes Are Coming Back," 8 Nov. 2018 Extra points are also awarded in this arena for elaborate family costumes—look no further than Kylie Jenner and her daughter Stormi as mommy-and-me butterflies. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "Are You Dressing Your Kids for Halloween—or for Instagram?," 30 Oct. 2018 Yes, the makeup mogul and her 8-month-old baby decided to break the Internet by wearing mommy/daughter butterfly costumes in honor of All Hallow's Eve. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Kylie Jenner and Baby Stormi's Matching Costumes Just Won Halloween," 30 Oct. 2018 Thank you mommy for praying with me everyday for the past 3 days. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Every Model Walking in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2018," 10 Sep. 2018 Counting On star Jinger Duggar only gave birth to her daughter less than a month ago, and the new mom is reportedly already getting mommy-shamed from her followers. Amina Lake Abdelrahman, Good Housekeeping, "Why Jinger Duggar Disabled Instagram Comments on Latest Photo of Her Daughter," 16 Aug. 2018 Before Kulture made her arrival, the mommy-to-be shared a video on her Instagram Story showing the baby getting her first ever glam session — while still in the womb., "Cardi B Is Making "Bump Strobing" A Thing — & It's Delightfully Extra," 11 July 2018 While the issue is divisive for sure, some moms did defend Decker and urged naysayers to steer clear of mommy shaming. Julyssa Lopez, Glamour, "Jessie James Decker Doesn't Care What Critics Think About Her Drinking While Breastfeeding," 12 Sep. 2018 Khloé Kardashian faced her online mommy shamers head-on this weekend. Emily Wang, Glamour, "Mommy Shamers Just Came For Khloé Kardashian, but She Had the Last Word," 30 July 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

: a person's mother


mom·​my | \ ˈmä-mē, ˈmə-\
plural mommies

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