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 Josey you are truly loved by every single person who loves your mommy! Rosy Cordero,, "Glee cast and other stars react to Naya Rivera's death," 13 July 2020 Josey you are truly loved by every single person who loves your mommy! Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, "'Rest sweet Naya': 'Glee's Jane Lynch, Lea Michele, more stars react to Naya Rivera's tragic death," 13 July 2020 The coronavirus has turned many working moms into stay-at-home moms, throwing a twist in the mommy wars that nobody saw coming. Ellen Gamerman, WSJ, "‘Workin’ Moms’ Is Back on Netflix (for Moms Who Need a Laugh Right Now)," 13 May 2020 Congratulations to the mommy to be on another blessing from above! Jasmine Grant, Essence, "Keke Wyatt Reveals She's Expecting Her 10th Child With A Gorgeous Maternity Shoot," 15 Oct. 2019 Calls from home or the car meant shushing, rules, threats, looks—which, as my boys came to know well, mean to keep quiet because mommy means business! Joyce Kim, Quartz at Work, "I have a new approach to working motherhood now—and a male CEO to thank for it," 29 Apr. 2020 My mommy, Clara Marie, took care of all the kids and the house. Marc Myers, WSJ, "She’s a Coal Miner’s Daughter, but Loretta Lynn’s Mother Taught Her Everything," 31 Mar. 2020 There’s nap time, (mommy’s favorite), followed by our afternoon walks! Dominique Yates, The Courier-Journal, "'Coping in a Pandemic': How families are making the most of life during the coronavirus," 26 Mar. 2020 Mariah Carey is spending some mommy-and-me time with her daughter Monroe amid the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Gabrielle Chung,, "Mariah Carey Puts Her '500 hours of Beauty School' to Good Use Giving Daughter Monroe a New Look," 3 Apr. 2020

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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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The first known use of mommy was in 1833

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18 Jul 2020

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“Mommy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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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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