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

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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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The children of the first wave of mommy bloggers are growing up—and some are none too pleased about unwittingly having had their lives broadcast to a captive audience of millions (not to mention, in some cases, sold for sponsorship dollars). Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "The One Question Parents Should Ask Themselves Before Posting Their Kids on Social Media," 14 Jan. 2019 Lively stars in the film as Emily Nelson and Kendrick plays her best friend Stephanie Ward, a mommy blogger. Isabel Greenberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Blake Lively Trolls Ryan Reynolds About Cheating on Him with Her Costar," 21 June 2018 Although the Story eventually expired after 24 hours, mommy-shamers continued to flock to her Instagram feed to share their unsolicited criticism. Samantha Sasso,, "Hilary Duff Is Getting Mommy-Shamed For Piercing Her Daughter's Ears," 5 July 2019 There’s punishment and humiliation for a child who has no knowledge — and doesn’t need to have knowledge — of my finances or know that mommy’s behind on a bill. Kara Baskin,, "Students are being shamed and punished over lunch debt, and it may take legislation to stop it," 13 June 2019 After welcoming their bundle of joy, Morgane took to Instagram to share a tender mommy-baby bonding moment. Blair Donovan, Country Living, "Chris and Morgane Stapleton Just Welcomed Their Fifth Child Together," 13 May 2019 Madeline is plenty shook, all right, but Celeste’s mommy-in-law-dearest is just getting started. Mark Dawidziak,, "Meryl Streep is powerful addition to ‘Big Little Lies’," 7 June 2019 When Big Little Lies debuted in 2017 as a miniseries, the scenes that belied its showy, Monterey-mommies-and-murder veneer were the moments when Celeste was in therapy, grappling with Perry’s violence and her seeming addiction to him. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "The Family Values of Big Little Lies," 7 June 2019 Five years ago the mommy and me category barely registered with their cohort. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, "The Maisonette Founders Are Launching a Private Label Collection of Everyday Essentials for Kids," 13 May 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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to shake or wave menacingly

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