plural mommies
: a female parent mother entry 1 sense 1a
… books featuring children with two daddies or two mommiesAnthony 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

Example Sentences

the little boy cried for his mommy
Recent Examples on the Web The only thing better than having you as a daughter is my grandchildren having you as a mommy. Angela Belt, House Beautiful, 2 Mar. 2023 Keke Palmer – the actress, meme queen and media entrepreneur – is now a mommy! Elise Brisco, USA TODAY, 28 Feb. 2023 This light is perfect for keeping in the baby's room when changing diapers in the middle of the night, or for creating the perfect atmosphere in the master bedroom for a romantic evening for mommy. Jamie Kravitz, Woman's Day, 4 Aug. 2022 The box dares to suggest adding shredded lettuce on top, which seems to be about as good advice as telling a toddler to run those scissors over to mommy. Alex Beggs, Bon Appétit, 22 Feb. 2023 Her mommy's mini-me, North matched Kim Kardashian in an all-black, sheer ensemble. Skyler Caruso, Peoplemag, 27 Sep. 2022 The mommy influencers, people who are still using Snapchat, and thirsty people all up in his likes but not in his bed are all catching strays in the music video. Vulture, 3 Feb. 2023 Even in her first mommy-daughter Vogue cover shoot, Chopra held Malti's face away from the camera. Sam Reed, Glamour, 31 Jan. 2023 There are ideas too: about moral impunity and colonization and the doubling of the self and, well, mommy issues? Taylor Antrim, Vogue, 26 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History


alteration of mammy

First Known Use

1833, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mommy was in 1833

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“Mommy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

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