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

Definition of mommy 

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Synonyms for mommy


ma, mama (also mamma), mammy, 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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Reynolds' Twitter lessons cover all sorts of parenting 101 topics: teaching a child to self-soothe by walking out of their lives forever, or explaining to a toddler that mommy and daddy are going to die., "Ryan Reynolds Tweets Dad Advice Literally No One Should Heed," 15 June 2018 The state is 48th when considering whether millennials have to live with mommy and daddy rather than on their own and 50th for the number who have health coverage. Lauren Ritchie,, "High school grads not going to college face tough challenge — finding a decent-paying job," 25 May 2018 There is a popular children’s song on YouTube that promises children their mommy is not gone forever. Bea Lewis,, "Understanding their cries | Opinion," 5 July 2018 Sentimental mommy Khloé Kardashian can't help but gush over her baby girl, who was born on April 12th. Isabel Greenberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Khloe Kardashian Shared an Adorable Bath Photo of Baby True," 12 June 2018 Prinsloo isn’t the only mom to be mommy-shamed recently. Alexia Fernandez,, "Behati Prinsloo Mom-Shamed for 'Pump and Dump' Breastfeeding Photo at Coachella," 20 Apr. 2018 The video - which grabbed more than 500,000 views in two days - plunged the 37-year-old singer/fashion entrepreneur into mommy time-out as parents questioned the wisdom of hurling a child with a broken arm into the water like that. Lisa Gutierrez, kansascity, "Jessica Simpson's 4-year-old goes flying through the air in pool video. Moms freak out," 27 June 2018 David Foster's daughter, Erin, calls Katharine McPhee 'mommy' following engagement news. Fox News, "FOX NEWS FIRST: Trump slams OPEC over gas prices; porn star lawyer eyes 2020 presidential run," 5 July 2018 Nicole Phelps, wife of local Olympian Michael Phelps, is pumping a virtual fist for mommies with a recent post about feeding her babies in public. Meredith Cohn,, "Nicole Phelps takes up the cause of normalizing breastfeeding and pumping in public," 25 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

: a person's mother


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

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to reject or criticize sharply

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