- Informal. mother1.
- a sexually attractive, usually mature woman.
- one's wife.
Origin of mama
Examples from the Web for mama
Mama, I understand your many sleepless nights / When you sit and think about father / Or how you tried to be the perfect wife.Beyonce’s New “7/11” and “Ring Off” Will Give You Reason to Live (And Dance)
November 21, 2014
If only Tupac was alive to see one of our finest actresses shakin’ what her mama gave her to “Hit ‘Em Up.”Oscar Season Kicks Off in Toronto: Channing Tatum, Kristen Stewart, and More Court Awards Glory
September 14, 2014
For the audience, it was just a young girl calling for her mama, but for Walter, it was perfect.Bryan Cranston on Walter White’s Future, Directing ‘Better Call Saul,’ and Hillary 2016
August 1, 2014
And if both women are more amoral and avaricious than Ma Joad and Mama Younger, well, so are we.Is There a Ma Joad for the Piketty Era?
July 1, 2014
The point of the ritual is to announce to the ancestors (through “Mama,”) our intentions, and earn their consent to continue.Hallucinating Away a Heroin Addiction
May 4, 2014
"Mama, I heard you in papa's room," Alice said, not dropping the note of complaint.
Don't you think you really ought to know more about him, mama?
That's just what mama and I have been feeling so much; they don't appreciate you.
Mama, it was because of those things that came out about Alice Adams.
It's funny; but we don't often make people think what we want 'em to, mama.
- old-fashioned an informal word for mother 1
Word Origin and History for mama
1707, spelling variant of mamma. Meaning "sexually attractive woman" first recorded 1925 in black slang; mama's boy "soft, effeminate male" is from 1901.