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mamma

Noun

1 informal terms for a mother [syn: ma, mama, mom, momma, mommy, mammy, mum, mummy, mater]
2 milk-secreting organ of female mammals [syn: mammary gland] [also: mammae (pl)]

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English

Etymology

From Latin mamma.

Pronunciation

/ˈmæmə/

Noun

  1. The milk-secreting organ of female humans and other mammals which includes the mammary gland and the nipple or teat; a breast; an udder.
  2. Another term for mama or mother.

Noun

mamma ( mamma's, mammae)
  1. mamma, breast

Synonyms

Usage notes

Most people will use this word as an alternative spelling of mama (mother, mama, mamma) but this is not true, according to Van Dale.

Gilbertese

Noun

mamma (plural mamma)
  1. mammary gland.
  2. mummy (UK)

Verb

mamma
  1. suck the breast.

Icelandic

Noun

mamma
  1. mom, mum (colloquial word for mother)

Synonyms

Italian

Noun

  1. mom (US), mommy (US), mum (UK), mummy (UK)

Derived terms

Norwegian

Noun

  1. mother

Synonyms

Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

sv-noun-reg-or mamm mamma
  1. mom (US), mommy (US), mum (UK), mummy (UK)

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Synonyms

Extensive Definition

Mamma has several meanings:
mamma in Italian: Mamma
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