big mama

noun (often initial capital letters) Informal.
  1. a man's sweetheart, girlfriend, or wife.
  2. a woman regarded as the head of a family.
  3. the female founder or a leading female member of a company, organization, movement, etc.
  4. Chiefly Southern U.S. grandmother.

Origin of big mama

First recorded in 1950–55 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018