Then came 2008, and girly pictures such as Sex and the City and mamma Mia!
Manolakos, best known for playing Sophie Sheridan in mamma Mia!
His other films include Mrs. Doubtfire, mamma Mia, and The Thomas Crown Affair.
When Retsky showed the pathology report to William Hrushesky, his treating oncologist, the doctor exclaimed, “mamma mia.”
It was unclear if it was one of the mamma Grizzlies that Palin would later make famous.
"That ought not to make any difference, mamma," said Lady Sarah.
Her only fear was that the excitement of present circumstances might be too much for mamma.
I left Pete to do the honours, so to say, helped by mamma, of course.
She had her veil down, and she did not want to stop, evidently, mamma.
You know, Miss Overmore, that papa doesn't like everything of mamma's.
1570s, representing the native form of the reduplication of *ma- that is nearly universal among the Indo-European languages (cf. Greek mamme "mother, grandmother," Latin mamma, Persian mama, Russian and Lithuanian mama "mother," German Muhme "mother's sister," French maman, Welsh mam "mother"). Probably a natural sound in baby-talk, perhaps imitative of sound made while sucking.
Its late appearance in English is curious, but Middle English had mome (mid-13c.) "an aunt; an old woman," also an affectionate term of address for an older woman. In educated usage, the stress is always on the last syllable. In terms of recorded usage of related words in English, mama is from 1707, mum is from 1823, mummy in this sense from 1839, mommy 1844, momma 1852, and mom 1867.
mamma mam·ma (mām'ə)
n. pl. mam·mae (mām'ē)
A mammary gland.