\ ˈmäm How to pronounce mom (audio) , ˈməm How to pronounce mom (audio) \

Definition of mom

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Definition of MOM (Entry 2 of 2)

middle of month

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Synonyms for mom

Synonyms: Noun

ma, mama (also mamma), mammy, mater [chiefly British], mommy, mother, old lady

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Examples of mom in a Sentence


be sure to tell your mom and dad that you'll be home late for supper

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Think how proud Annabelle would be to have you as a mom. Steve Helling,, "Cheerleader Texted Boyfriend on Day After Newborn’s Death: ‘I Feel So Much Better This Morning’," 10 Sep. 2019 In addition, the Farmers will play with heavy hearts after the death of the mother of lineman Daniel Fukofuka, who was a team mom. Jon Becker, The Mercury News, "Live updates: Bay Area prep football Week 3, Friday night," 6 Sep. 2019 But before acquiring those titles, Lodge was a mom who relocated to Naperville from Connecticut with her family seven years ago. Sara Clarkson,, "Clarkson: Field hockey comes to Hinsdale (finallly)," 4 Sep. 2019 This theory was recently confirmed when Abby Lee Miller called out production for cutting dancer Lilliana Ketchman's award-winning solo from an episode to air drama between the moms. Martha Sorren, Woman's Day, "Watch Brady Farrar's Unaired, Winning 'Dance Moms' Solo That Addresses PTSD," 4 Sep. 2019 Or, to learn that the mom that’s working two jobs is still unable to purchase school supplies for her children. Jon Kelvey,, "Q&A: Executive director Brenda Meadows on The Shepherd’s Staff’s new satellite office opening," 2 Sep. 2019 Hallie Todd has stayed busy since her time as Lizzie's mom. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "The Cast of "Lizzie McGuire": Then and Now," 26 Aug. 2019 Speaking of Bryce’s mom...did someone pluck her out of Game of Thrones? Kaitlin Reilly,, "R29 Binge Club: 13 Reasons Why Season 3 Recap," 24 Aug. 2019 My mom wasn’t afraid to take things head-on and was more direct. Burbank Leader, "Tallyrand co-founder Delores Thomas dies at 87," 20 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of mom


1846, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mom


short for momma

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English Language Learners Definition of mom

US, informal : a person's mother


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concealment of treason or felony

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