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 The mommy pages and forums were all inundated with tips and tricks to lose the bloat, the pouch, and all the weight gain that comes with carrying life for approximately nine or so months. Melania Luisa Marte,, 29 July 2022 Actor Gabrielle Union and her daughter Kaavia James Wade are all about a mommy and me moment, and their latest coordinating look is too cute to handle. Kara Nesvig, Allure, 25 Aug. 2022 Over the Fourth of July weekend, the mommy-and-me duo had an adorable twinning moment while celebrating on the beach. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 6 July 2022 For the mommy-and-me moment, Williams and her little one pose in front of a fireplace, with Olympia sitting on the mantel while her mom stands in front of her. Georgia Slater,, 19 Apr. 2022 Still, the pièce de résistance was the coordinated mini-dress Altuzarra created especially for three-year-old Kaavia, an adorable addition that led to a viral mommy-and-me fashion moment. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 21 Mar. 2022 Check out Mariah’s funny mommy-and-me tweet with one of Dem Babies below. Glenn Rowley, Billboard, 22 Feb. 2022 And how better to crush Sammie than to reveal her own mommy likes Pammie better? Carolyn Hax, Washington Post, 8 Aug. 2022 Catherine Reitman’s mommy-comedy sitcom Workin’ Moms is set to end with its upcoming seventh season. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 20 June 2022 See More

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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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17 Sep 2022

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“Mommy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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

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