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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Matt provided such a safe calm strength, my mommy and sissy were there to cheer me on, and of course my birth angels to make sure all was well and big brother (downstairs deep in legos). Marie Claire, "Hilary Duff Just Shared an Intimate Video of Her Daughter's Home Water Birth," 25 Mar. 2019 Many other Insta users defended Kardashian and North from the onslaught of mommy-shaming. Andrea Park, Allure, "Kim Kardashian Is Being Mom-Shamed by Some Assholes on Instagram for Letting North Wear a Bikini," 30 Aug. 2018 When Kourt posted a relaxing pic of herself vacationing in Italy, another mommy shamer commented asking about her childrens' whereabouts. Yerin Kim, Seventeen, "10 Times the Kardashians Hilariously Clapped Back At Instagram Haters," 19 Mar. 2019 The 43-year-old O'Brien came to Florida in March for a mommy makeover at CG Cosmetic. Johanna A. Álvarez And Daniel Chang, miamiherald, "This is how cosmetic surgery dreams became real-life nightmares," 30 May 2018 Guadagnino layers in more than a few subplots: post-war leftist resistance, a mythological trifecta of mothers, and some good old fashioned mommy issues. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "Suspira’s Costume Designer on Making Dresses Out of Hair and Redefining ’70s Style as Something Chicly Horrifying," 23 Oct. 2018 Check out the children's clothes available from the brands Meghan loves, then stay tuned for the mommy-and-me style moments. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "6 Brands Meghan Markle Wears That Also Make Adorable Baby Clothes," 21 Feb. 2019 Her latest though, showed a downside you don't see written about in mommy-to-be books: the possibility of breaking your toilet seat. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "A Very Pregnant Jessica Simpson Shares a PSA to Moms After Breaking Her Toilet Seat," 14 Feb. 2019 And this week Just One Eye, the luxury boutique in Los Angeles, was the destination for their mommy-and-me adventures. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Beyoncé Just Took the Ultimate Art-Selfie in This Luxury L.A. Concept Store," 25 Jan. 2019

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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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